What Causes Sudden Bed Wetting?

When should you see a doctor for bedwetting?

It’s a good idea to see a doctor if your child begins to wet the bed again after being dry at night for 3 months or longer.

This can be a sign that a urinary tract infection or stress is causing your child’s bedwetting.

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What are psychological reasons for bedwetting?

Psychological factors are clearly contributory in a minority of children with enuresis. These children have experienced a stress such as parental conflict, trauma, abuse, or hospitalization. In these few cases the wetting is seen as a regressive symptoms in response to the stress.

What is bedwetting a sign of?

Any of these medical issues can also cause bedwetting in adults: diabetes, urinary tract infection, urinary tract stones, neurological disorders, anatomical abnormalities, urinary tract calculi, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, bladder cancer, or obstructive sleep apnea.

Is bedwetting a sign of mental illness?

Social or mental stress is rarely the cause of primary bedwetting. But it does occur more often in the following children: Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Children living in disorganized families.

What are the effects of bedwetting?

A Hong Kong study looking at bed wetting in adults found that enuresis has significant psychological effects. Adults who wet their bed had higher rates of depression, lower self-esteem and significant problems with sleeping when compared to adults who didn’t wet the bed.

Is bedwetting a sign of anxiety?

Stress and anxiety in and of themselves will not cause a child who never wet the bed to start nighttime wetting. However, stress can contribute indirectly to nighttime wetting. Emotional and psychological stress can cause a child to behave or act differently, which can lead to nighttime wetting.