Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

I am 63

Dear Larry - firstly, please accept my apologies for my delay in responding. It sounds like you are experiencing secondary enuresis (SE) – this is simply the term used to describe the condition experienced by individual’s who experience bedwetting after six or more months of being dry at night. When it comes to SE the first thing you need to think about is what has caused this change – up until now you have had good bladder control at night, so something must be different. There are a number of possible medical causes - this can be as simple as a urinary tract infection - so it is very important that you make an appointment with your GP for a full medical assessment. A return to bedwetting may also result from emotional stress. If you think stress may be the cause then it is important to talk with someone about this - we generally find the bedwetting stops when whatever is causing you to be overly stressed or upset is dealt with or disappears. I would recommend that you look into some of the incontinence products designed for adults – you can purchase these online if your prefer or you could speak with someone from your local Chemist as they often sell them there. All the best! Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine