What causes bedwetting in teenagers?


Most instances of bedwetting among teenagers are what we refer to as secondary bedwetting. This is bedwetting where individuals have been dry for six months or more than return to wetting at night again. With secondary bedwetting the first question parents need to ask is what has changed?

Your child have achieved nighttime continence and now they wet the bed again. Physical causes of secondary bedwetting are rare and they represent about two to three percent of all cases. A return to bedwetting has been linked with urinary tract infection, juvenile diabetes, epilepsy, and chronic constipation. So is essential that parents have these ruled out first.

The majority of secondary bedwetting results from emotional or stress-related problems. Common causes of stress among teenagers are bullying and peer difficulties, school related issues such as exams and workload challenges, as well as family conflict.

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