What is the physiological basis of bed wetting in children?

Bed wetting (noturnal enuresis) is common in children up to 5 years of age and even more. How it can be explained and what's its physiological basis.

Authored By Ashok Solanki on Thursday 28th February 2013

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Dr Syed Shakeel Ahmad
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Posted almost 7 years ago

In children the physiological developments are taking place at the bladder and brain levels. A conditioned reflex is being developed. The bladder is sending responses from the detrusor muscles, trigone and sphincters. The child responds or does not ap

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Mr Raymond Buick
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Paediatric Surgeon
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Posted almost 7 years ago

Nocturnal Enuresis

The most frequent urological symptom in children is wetness.

Between five and ten per cent of seven-year-olds wet their beds,

Full neurogenic control of lower urinary tract function is achieved at about four y

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