Bedwetting may be caused by having a small bladder or low amounts of a hormone called ADH. Sometimes, bedwetting is caused by emotional or social problems or by having a pattern of sleeping very deeply.
It's important to remember that bedwetting isn't your fault. It's a good idea to talk to your doctor about it. He or she may be able to help.
Treatments for bedwetting include limiting the amount you drink in the evening. Some teens find a moisture alarm useful. When the alarm senses urine, it buzzes to wake you up. Medicine to help you stop wetting the bed may also be used.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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