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Bedwetting Survival Guide

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10. When to Be Concerned

The medical term for bedwetting is nocturnal enuresis—it applies to children who haven’t gained bladder control yet. But some children have what’s called secondary enuresis.  It occurs when a child is 7 or older, has been dry for at least 6 months and then starts bedwetting again.

It usually happens after emotional trauma, like abuse or divorce. Rarely, a physical condition such as a urinary tract infection, constipation or malfunctioning bladder nerves can trigger secondary enuresis. 

Pay the pediatrician a visit to make sure that your child is healthy—a physical exam and maybe a psychological evaluation will help determine why bedwetting has restarted.

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