Patient Information Handout. Nocturnal enuresis is a common problem that can be troubling for children and their families. Recent studies indicate that nocturnal enuresis is best regarded as a group of conditions with different etiologies.
Nocturnal Enuresis means wetting the bed. Many people wet the bed at night, although few people talk about it. In fact, one person in every may be affected throughout adult life.
METHODS: All men with recent onset nocturnal enuresis attending a urology unit over a period of 12 months were evaluated prospectively. Their treatment and outcome were recorded. Ultrasonography revealed upper urinary tract dilatation in 22 patients.
Bed-wetting that starts in adulthood secondary enuresis is uncommon and requires medical evaluation. Erik P. Castle, M.
Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be expected. Nocturia is the need to get up to void frequently during the night. In order to establish the cause for nocturnal enuresis and nocturia in adults, you should consult your doctor.
Bed-wetting is often associated with childhood. Indeed, up to one-quarter of children experience problems with nocturnal enuresis, or urinating while asleep. Most children grow out of the condition when their bladders become larger and better developed.
Nocturnal enuresisalso called bedwettingis involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually begins. Bedwetting in children and adults can result in emotional stress. Most bedwetting is a developmental delay —not an emotional problem or physical illness.
Posted by Jennifer Hines. Bed-wetting also known as sleep enuresis and urinary incontinence is a fairly common condition in young children and is seen as a sign of an immature, developing bladder. In fact, most doctors don't consider bed-wetting in children to be a sign of a problem unless the child is older than seven years old, or the child has begun wetting the bed again after six months of maintaining overnight bladder control.
About two out of every young adults wet the bed at night also called nocturnal enuresis. It can be a problem for both young men and women, with most young adults who wet the bed having done so since they were a child. While some may have had help as a child, many young people may never have had help with this problem. Some young people with night-time wetting may also have day-time bladder problems, such as passing urine more often and more urgently than normal, and urine leaks as they hurry to the toilet also called overactive bladder.