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When is bedwetting abnormal?
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually never
Isolated bedwetting is rarely "abnormal" but it can be very socially stigmatizing.
Bedwetting occurs in normal people at rates of 15% of 5 y/o, 5% of 10 y/o, and 1% of 18 y/o. It is considered abnormal if it recurs after a prolonged absence (no wetting for more than 6 months) or if it associated with any other neurologic problem, urinary infections, pain, daytime incontinence, etc.

In brief: Usually never
Isolated bedwetting is rarely "abnormal" but it can be very socially stigmatizing.
Bedwetting occurs in normal people at rates of 15% of 5 y/o, 5% of 10 y/o, and 1% of 18 y/o. It is considered abnormal if it recurs after a prolonged absence (no wetting for more than 6 months) or if it associated with any other neurologic problem, urinary infections, pain, daytime incontinence, etc.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: What parents think
Is abnormal. Depends upon parents own nexperience as chidren.
Some parents and doctors think bedwetting once or twice a week in a seven year old is abnormal others don't. Certainly bedwetting 3 or 4 nights a week in a ten year old is abnormal. 15% of 5-year-olds wet their beds regularly, thus i consider that normal, but worth restricting fluids after supper and toileting them late if, if it works.

In brief: What parents think
Is abnormal. Depends upon parents own nexperience as chidren.
Some parents and doctors think bedwetting once or twice a week in a seven year old is abnormal others don't. Certainly bedwetting 3 or 4 nights a week in a ten year old is abnormal. 15% of 5-year-olds wet their beds regularly, thus i consider that normal, but worth restricting fluids after supper and toileting them late if, if it works.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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