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At what age should a child stop wetting the bed. I know of a

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at what age should a child stop wetting the bed. I know of a 10 year old that still does. she has been to a uroligist they gave her some medicine but it just give her a tract infection. she has an alarm that go off in the middle of the night to wake her up so she can go to the bathroom. That does help a little but has not stopped it. She tries not to drink anything after 7 but sometimes that is hard. When she was little she had hip dysplasia and she had surgery could of that caused something to not function right.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.
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Dr J Burk :

Most kids are dry by 5 years and most Drs would treat at about age 7 and above.

Dr J Burk :

Please be aware that up to 5% of adults wet the bed. This is called nocturnal enuresis.

Dr J Burk :

The bell and pad that you describe is considered to be the most effective intervention.

Dr J Burk :

Her problem will not be related to her hip surgery - but it can run in families.

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