TEENAGE BEDWETTING IS COMMON. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT TEENS KNOW THIS
Wetting the bed as a teenager is nothing to be alarmed about. It’s normally a phase. About 2% of people your age still wet the bed (and even 0.5-2% of all adults wet the bed).
Try not to be self-conscious about it. There will be times when it’s inconvenient and embarrassing, like in social situations, but there are plenty of ways to deal with it.
What causes bedwetting in teenagers?
Most instances of bedwetting among teenagers are what we refer to as secondary bedwetting.
This is bedwetting where individuals have been dry for 6 months or more than return to wetting at night again.
With secondary bedwetting, the first question parents need to ask is, “What has changed?”
Your child had achieved nighttime continence and now wets the bed again.
Physical causes of secondary bedwetting are rare representing 2-3% of all cases.
A return to bedwetting has been linked with urinary tract infections, juvenile diabetes, epilepsy, and chronic constipation so it is essential that parents have these ruled out first.
The majority of secondary bedwetting results from emotional or stress-related problems.
Common causes of stress among teenagers are bullying and peer difficulties, school-related issues such as exams and workload challenges as well as family conflict.
He is very big and wants to wear diapers to bed but i feel diapers are for babys he is 15 as i mentioned
I am 17 years old and wet the bed about once a week. The past few years I’ve been wearing my little 6 year old sisters goodnites every night with her. I don’t know how to tell my mom that I wear them at night. I’m scared that if I tell her she will be understanding but also baby me at the same time!!! She know I wet the bed I think but has never told me she does.
I am so scared sleeping with my friend when I wear the nighttime underpants.
We have gone to the doctor who cant find anything wrong. She is 16.