I Am 18 And I Still Wet The Bed, What Could Be Possible Reasons?


Asked by Tiffani

I Am 18 And I Still Wet The Bed, What Could Be Possible Reasons?

I am not sure if this has to do with a sleep disorder,but I am an 18 year old female. My mom has been married 2 times and divorced both times. I am currently living with my stepfather and his parents along with my sister. However, I still wet the bed at least every 2 weeks. I am about to go to college, and I have talked to my doctor who has prescribed medicine for me to take before I go to bed. Sometimes the medicine does not work, so I am getting frustrated. I am practically an adult now, but I am still having these problems. Could this have anything to do with what has happend in my life, or could this just be a health issue with my body? Please let me know anything that could help stop these bed wetting nights.


bed wetting can be primary, ( never dry , hard to envision someone 18 years old ) or secondary defined as being dry for 6 months and then start bedwetting again. The main issue is to look for other medical conditions that can cause this. Some examples are, Diabetes with high blood glucose, cystitis ( irritation of the bladder mucosa ) , effects of medications such as diuretics, and caffeine. Once all those conditions are ruled out, there should be a test of the bladder reflex, done by urologist by ultrasound. Finally there are some strategies for management such as waking scheduled for relieving the bladder.

Answered by Eli Hendel, M.D.