Why is my teen girl(14) having bed wetting problems?

Samantha - posted on 02/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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teen girl (14) has recently had bed wetting problems. Her doctor said nothing was wrong. What should i do. Should i just let it go or what. Please help. I am really worried.

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Amy - posted on 07/15/2012

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A urologist or gyn might be the direction you should look into. Something you can do at home is help her not feel embarrassed, and get her some protection for the bed. She could have bladder issues, infection, or many other issues causing this. Most children do grow out of it, but make sure you have checked everything before just letting it go. They do have pills that help reduce this, and drinking should be monitored, as well as waking her up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Some kids are hard sleepers, and need a little nudge to get up. Good luck, and please get a second opinion.

Sue - posted on 07/12/2012

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Interesting article I recently read regarding this. My 13 year old granddaughter had awful problems an even if you got her up at 5:00am she might be wet at 6:00. The article was by a Dr. who knew all the right things to do, check for infection, no water etc. he finally discovered that if the child had trouble with constipation an did not go, maybe hurt etc., then they could be backed up so back that it would be pushing on the bladder which will cause them to wet no matter what. If the child is having regular bowel movement this could help. Last resort is a pill that they can take thar will work. Good luck

JAEN - posted on 02/17/2012

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Talk to her. She is probably quite embarrassed and needs you to be understanding. Is she having problems at school? Or at home? Does she drink a lot in the evening? Does she dream that she's taking herself to the loo or does she wake up when she wets the bed or sleep through it? Is she overtired when she goes to sleep? Maybe you could pop into her room before you go to bed and wake her enough to visit the loo? If it carries on maybe you should go back to the doctor and ask for more help? Does she leak during the day when laughing, sneezing etc? There are tablets that can help with tightening muscles to help her control her bladder. good luck. xx

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