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Posted by: wet | 2003/12/18

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i am 33 male. I wet the bed every few months. Firstly is this normal because my wife really freeks out and makes me feel terrible. If not what can be done to stop it?

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Dear Wet,
It's obviously not practical to answer this question at a distance. You don't mention if this has always been so, or if its a problem that has recently arisen, but this is an important question.
There are broadly two reasons why someone might wet the bed. One is, like a child does, because they have not yet mastered the art of staying dry or are still developing the nervous equipment needed to be reliable about this --- clearly this doesn't apply to you.
The other is that there could be a problem, perhaps neurological, making one's dry-staying equipment unreliable ; one might be developing a form of epilepsy, in which one could be having little fits in the night without realizing it, but with involuntary wetting of oneself as part of it ; one might have developed a bladder infection, making the blader irritable ; and so on
It's not a problem worth trying to ignore, as whatever the cause, it's easier to deal with and probably clear up, the sooner one starts. A GP could do an initial physical checkup, and one might see a Neurologist, as one would absolutely want to rule out any phyical cause which would need a specific remedy, before thinking of any other uncommon causes.

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Posted by: b | 2003/12/18

thanks for the advice, it is something i guess that started a few years ago but has sort of been getting worse with time.

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