Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned Mom | 2010/09/06

Q.

Bed wetting

My son is 8yrs old and has recenlty started to wet his bed. This is new and I am confused what the course may be.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is unusual in a boy of this age. He did not wet his bed previously. His urine needs to be checked to make sure that he does not have a bladder infection. If his urine is clear of infection then his bedwetting may well be due to a psychological cause. Is he happy at school? Is he being bullied at school?He may need to see a child psychologist if you think there may be a psychological cause for his bedwetting.

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