Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

i been wetting more and more and my mom and dad don't care even doa i have ask for help more den onec i have tryed every thing to stop.i have no one to talk about my wetting to and i don't have any way of getting money for diapers.i don't know what to do any more

Dear Gabe, it is really important that you do not try and manage this on your own. What you describe in your question is a condition known as secondary nocturnal enuresis or secondary bedwetting - this simply refers to bedwetting that occurs in individuals who have previously been dry at night for a period of six months of more. Secondary bedwetting typically results from either an underlying medical condition or more commonly from psychological stress. It is important that you speak to your parents about making an appointment with a GP who will be able to run some tests to rule out physical causes - which include things like juvenille diabetes, constipation or urinary tract infections. The doctor will also be able to discuss your situation with your parents so that they better understand why this is occurring and how best to support you. Remember this is in no way your fault, what we need to focus on is how best to help you to stop. Most countries offer a free support service - in Australia this is run by the Continence Foundation of Australia - 1800 330066 - it would be a good idea to give them a call as they will be able to refer you to someone in your area who specialises in treating children/teenagers who experience bedwetting. All the best. Regards, Dr Cathrine