Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is the unintentional passage of urine during sleep. For infants and toddlers, bedwetting is normal and most children achieve bladder control by the age of 4. Bedwetting may be caused by an underlying disease. In adults it is a sign of other medical problems like UTI, kidney disease, enlarged prostate gland, bladder cancer and others. Symptoms are wetting during the day, staining or dribbling symptoms during urination, cloudy or blood stained underpants and frequent or burning urination.
HOW IS BEDWETTING DIAGNOSED?
A paediatrician diagnoses bedwetting by a complete history and thorough physical examination of the child. A urinalysis and urine culture support the diagnosis. Further radiological diagnoses is used for secondary bedwetting
HOW IS BEDWETTING TREATED?
Most children come out of this problem on their own. The following steps can be taken to reduce the problem: 1) Bladder training 2) Moisture alarms 3) Medication if there is any serious problem.
DID YOU KNOW?
The attitude of parents towards bedwetting is vital in getting rid of the problem.