jbuleje
jbuleje asks:
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Our 9 year old son still wets the bed, and doesn't even wake up until the next day, is this common or has he become "lazy" and doesn't care?

In Topics: Bedwetting
> 60 days ago

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Dr.Monika
Jun 3, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

If your son's bedwetting is a new problem, talk with his regular health care provider as soon as possible, as he might have a bladder infection or other medical problem causing his symptoms.

If bedwetting has been going on since your son was potty trained, most likely he sleeps too deeply to feel the urge to urinate at night.  If you have not addressed this with your son's regular health care provider, make an appointment.  Your son should have his urine checked to rule out a disease.  Also, he should have a kidney and bladder ultrasound to make sure that his urinary tract is anatomically sound.   If everything checks out all right, your son's health care provider might suggest treatment if it is desired by you and your son.  Bedwetting at age 9 years can be embarrassing and might adversely affect your son's self-esteem.

Suggested reading:

Bedwetting

http://www.pluggedinparents.com/component/content/article/456

Best regards.
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