A 37-year-old male asked:
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i read an article that the process of nocturnal enuresis is involuntary, because the process of releasing urine (during the night or day) is involuntary. how can this process be called involuntary if the person can hold urine until the bathroom?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Nocturnal enuresis: 37 year old gentleman with a question about nocturnal enuresis. The answer you saw refers to bedwetting that is involuntary and not to getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. A person wets the bed while sleeping and is unable to consciously stop it.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
ODD QUESTION: When you are asleep, you cannot "think voluntarily" about anything. If your bodies sensors do not alert the brain to the need to wake up and pee, you wet yourself.If your sensors likewise do not alert your brain during the day, you don't "think voluntarily" about it and also wet yourself.Some people can "sense" the need during the day but not at night.Feel blessed if you can.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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Enuresis link: See http://www.kidshealth.org.nz/bedwetting for useful advice and information about bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis.
Answered on Sep 15, 2016

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