Common "Bedwetting" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Bedwetting is involuntary urination while asleep. It is otherwise known as nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis. Bedwetting is not a concern in children below seven years, but if it continues beyond that age, then it needs to be treated. Certain lifestyle changes, bladder training, moisture alarms, and certain medications help reduce bedwetting.

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After taking Bupropion, I experience bedwetting. How to control?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. The medication I take is Bupropion XL 150 mg. I have not wetted the bed since I was 11 years old, because I used to have problems then. For some reason these past few days I have been wetting the bed again. I am not sure what is going on?  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your nocturnal enuresis (involuntary urination at night whilst sleeping). Rest assured it is according to evidence most likely not due to a serious cause and should be fleeting: Bupropion is known to rarely cause bedwetting as a side effect, ...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old son is bedwetting. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old. I know he is still too young, but when he is not feeling well or he is tired, he gets very deep sleep and he urinates himself- basically, he is bedwetting. Well, I have to admit that I was bedwetting till I was 14 years old, my father also was bedwetting when he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no co-relation between bedwetting and temperature. So do not worry about that. Also as regards to bedwetting, make it a point for the child to empty the bladder before going to bed. Also, you can wake up the child in the middle of the night if you find out that...  Read Full »

I have been bed wetting since the past few weeks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been accidentally wetting my bed for the past few weeks. This does not happen every day but at least twice or thrice a week. I had the same issue before (about nine months ago), and my urine results were clear. I had taken a drug for three months, and the issue had vanished, but it...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please help me with a few more details: Are you diabetic or have any other medical issues? Has this issue been going on since childhood, or did it stop after a certain age and only come back nine months ago? Do you have any swelling in your l...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old, and I have bedwetting habit. Kindly help me get rid of it.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female, and I have had a problem with bedwetting for the past ten years. I have not consulted this problem with anyone before. But now I am sick of it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bedwetting is a severe issue and should be treated as soon as possible. Some basic measures to avoid bedwetting are: avoid drinking water at least two hours before bed, pass urine before going to bed, set an alarm for four hours after sleeping to wake and pass urine, th...  Read Full »

Is there any medication to stop bedwetting habit in adults?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I used to urinate on the bed since childhood. Please suggest me some medicines.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you tried any medication before also? Do you have a dry period anytime until these 23 years? You still do bed-wetting on a daily basis or it is just when you cough or sneeze? Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension or any medications? Kindly elaborat...  Read Full »

Why does my 9-year-old still have bedwetting problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 9 years old, has bedwetting problem. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Approximately 1 out of 65 children experiencing regular incidents at the age of 9. Occasionally, bedwetting can betriggered by emotional distress, such as being bullied or moving to a new school. Reassuring your child that everything is fine is also important. While emot...  Read Full »

I have been having issues with adult bed wetting. Could there be an underlying problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having issues with adult bed wetting. The first time was a little over a month ago. I took medication for a urinary tract infection, but two weeks later, the same happened, but this time only a few droplets passed before I woke myself up and used the bathroom. Could there be a...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Adult bedwetting is uncommon, and once in a while or occasional episodes can occur, but frequent episodes of nocturnal enuresis demand a talk with the concerned doctor and require medical evaluation. There are underlying causes of adult ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the habit of bedwetting in my child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter was doing bedwetting intermittently. She did it again and again before three months. She had done once during winter and rainy season. Is this fine? I am confused as my child gets nervous when I plan to see a doctor. Do I need to take her to a doctor? Any other tests to be take...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to On considering the age of the child and a rare frequency of bedwetting, there is nothing to be concerned. You can follow these measures. Keep your child away from negative influences and keep her away from people shouting or stressing the child. Have a bedwetting alarm ...  Read Full »

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