Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

I have just starting wetting the bed of middle of may his year I don't know what has come over me and now I am asking what can I do I have been to my doctor serval times saying this is happening I wear drynites at bed now but I don't know why this is happening

You are experiencing what is commonly termed secondary bedwetting – this simply refers to a situation where an individual has been dry for 6 months or more then begin wetting the bed again. The first thing to think about here is what has changed? Secondary bedwetting has a number of possible causes, which include both physical and psychological. Medical causes can be something as simple as a urinary tract infection or something more serious such as diabetes so it is very important that you have a thorough medical assessment. Stress can also contribute to bedwetting. It is not uncommon for people to wet the bed at times of high stress. If stress is a contributing factor then the bedwetting usually stops when whatever is causing the stress resolves itself. If the bedwetting continues and you are able to rule out any of these factors then the management and treatment of secondary bedwetting is much the same as primary bedwetting. You can access information through the DryNites website on the different treatment options available to you. All the best! Regards, Dr Cathrine