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Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: gina | 2007/05/03

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Bed Wetting at 11yrs old

My Daughter has been to 3 Urologists. She has been given a clean bill of health. She still wets the bed. We have tried waking her up, bought a potty pager, restricted her drinking at night. I was not keen on putting her on the medication but I have decided to wait until the end of the year and then reconsider. She has had a few dry nights. This is normally if she sleeps at a friends house or if a friend sleeps over. I have questioned her about this and she says she doesn't sleep that's why she doesn't have an accident. Please can you give me some advise?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is a big problem for an 11 year old girl.The medicines for enuresis are highly effective and safe, you can't afford to let this problem continue.

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Posted by: BeenThere | 2007/05/15

My son (age 8) also had an issue with bedwetting, we had him on the enuresis medication for 6 months and it work beautifully, the only time he has a wet night now is when he has had fizzy colddrinks after 5pm or excessive water after 7:30pm. Should the bedwetting continue after the medication I would suggest you see a psychologist as sometimes things manifest themselves as bedwetting.
If you are questioning the medication, I can tell you it will do wonders for her self esteem when she stops wetting her bed, my son is a much happier little boy now. I wish I had known about the medication soon.

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