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sudden onset of adult bedwetting
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sudden onset of adult bedwetting

I am a 35 year-old healthy non-smoking male. Over the past year I have felt an increase in the urgency and frequency of urinating. Now, twice in the past four months, I have urinated while sleeping. I never wet my bed as a child and this has never happened in the past.

How serious might this be?

Thank you.
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You may want to make sure there are no metabolic causes of increased urinary frequency - including checking for diabetes, thyroid tests, as well as a urine sample for infection.  It goes without saying that medications that encourage diuresis should be stopped.  

Further tests can include urodynamic studies or a cystoscopy to ensure there is no anatomical abnormality causing your symptoms.  A urology referral should be obtained for further evaluation.  

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Thanks,
Kevin, M.D.
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