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Bedwetting may be caused by having a small or overactive bladder, constipation, 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. Your doctor 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 advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) 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 advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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