While bed wetting may be considered as a symptom of some other ailment, it is also classified as a sleep disorder by many pediatricians. The two types of bedwetting include primary and secondary. While primary bedwetting is a chronic one that has been going on since one’s childhood, secondary bedwetting starts after a child has enjoyed dry nights for at least six months in a row.
HOW IS BEDWETTING DIAGNOSED?
The pediatrician will need to do a physical exam to diagnose bed wetting problems with the child. The doctor will check for symptoms of any infection or diabetes. X-rays and other imaging tests of kidney and bladder may be recommended for further diagnosis.
HOW IS BEDWETTING TREATED?
The ""cure"" for primary bedwetting is passage of time. Common treatment options are: 1. Encourage voiding prior to bedtime 2. Bedwetting alarms 3. Bladder stretching alarms 4. Medications such as desmopressin acetate or antidiuretic hormone and imipramine Therapy of secondary bedwetting is directed at the primary problem causing the symptom of wetting the bed.