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Why does my child wet his bed at night and how is it prevented ?

Good day doctor .My daughter is 8 year old still he does urine in bed, he is in 2nd std well in studies, what shall I DO? HE CANT WAKE UP IN NIGHT WHILE URINE.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
get her urine checked
if any abnormality found,treat it first
if there is no abnormality & even if she passes urine after treatment of urine problem,consult physician.
he will advise you not to take any fluid after 8 p.m.& to use midnight alarm & wake her up & to urinate her.
he will also give you medicine like imipramine or other medicine,which will cure her problem
Answered: Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello saleem ;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
This problem of passing urine unknowing during sleep in bed is seen in some children and is called bedwetting and the reasons which are common are:-
-psychological like the child gets afraid due to stories of ghosts which are discussed in their school by fellow students;and if the child fears teacher he sees dreams of such thing causing bed wetting.
-incontinence of bladder neck
-in some cases the laziness of the child to arise from can be a reason
The commonest causes are the first 2 and you will have to discuss with your child to find the reason or get the child to a doctor and he will try to find the reason.And if the problem is regarding the incontinence the doctor(paediatrician) will advise treatment or you can consult a urologist.
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