Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

I am 23 years old and I have problems.wetting the bed I dry night and they help but how long will the problem stay on.for

As embarrassing and frustrating as this may seem you are not alone. There are thousands of people, including teenagers and adults, who wet the bed at night while they are asleep. This is not conscious wetting and therefore in no way your fault. There are a number of reasons why bed wetting may continue into adulthood. You do not mention in your question whether this is something recent or you have been experiencing this over a number of years. A sudden onset of bedwetting after years of being dry may be an indictor of some underlying medical condition or it may result from stress or anxiety so it is essential that you have this checked by your doctor. Given your age and the frequency of your wetting, it is unlikely that this will stop on its own accord. Please use the time with your doctor to discuss the possibility of introducing a conditioning alarm and these experience the best outcomes with respect to treatment options.Kind Regards,