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Is bedwetting serious?

My 7 year old son has bedwetting issues. What could be the cause? Is bedwetting serious?

3 Answers

Bedwetting is practically normal until 6 years old due to immature bladder. After that, the most common cause is the excessive liquids ingestion before bed. Another common cause is stress and depression in children. It's important to have a pediatrician evaluation to determine the cause.
Bedwetting is considered normal up to about 10 years of age. See your doctor for standard home remedies.
At 7 yo several children will still wet at night. The most common reason is because they do not make enough antidiurectic home they tell the body to not make as much urine at night. Some children are 12-13 years old before they make enough. This can be given orally to stop the bedwetting. Other children can have kidney or bladder problems and may need further workup.