What is it?

Nocturnal enuresis refers to involuntary urination while sleeping, after the age of 7. Until then, bladder control is still being learned and there is usually nothing to be concerned abput.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Bed Wetting

Signs & symptoms

Enuresis symptoms include repeated bed wetting at least twice a week for three months.


Enuresis diagnosis is based upon medical history and physical examinations. Lab tests including urine tests may be performed and if no other medical reason is found, diagnosis is provided.


Enuresis treatment includes behavioral therapy. The alarm method uses a ring that rings whenever the bed gets wet. Bladder training uses scheduled trips to go to the toilet times at increasing intervals. There are also medications that could help such as desmopressin and imipramine.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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