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Big (embarrasing) problem: In the past two months, I have almost "wet the bed" twice. Why?

Asked by puppylover1020 (1points) December 12th, 2008

I am 19 and have a history of bed wetting as a child that lasted until I was 12. I’ve probably wet the bed maybe a handful of times since then, but never twice in two months.

Both times that it has happened I have awaken before completely urinating on myself, but have peed enough to become wet.

The first time it happened, it happened at my boyfriend of three months house. I was too embarassed to tell him and was able to change and clean myself without him ever knowing. I thought it was never going to happen again.

But then just the other night it happened again at a friends house, this time I didn’t have anything to change into, so I just left.

I don’t know what to do, or why this is happening to me. I can’t continue to live like this. I don’t know if it’s a bladder infection, I don’t feel any pain except for the pain of shame, and I don’t know if it’s simply because I don’t use the bathroom before going to bed and just sleep too deep to wake up sometimes…I don’t know. Help.

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Mr_M's avatar

Just get to a Urologist BEFORE the problem gets worse!

Judi's avatar

I would definitely make sure I peed before going to bed. You probably sleep to deep too. Had you been drinking the night before these incidents? I ask because both times you said you were at someone else’s house and hanging out with friends sometimes involves social drinking. Adding the extra liquid, along with the sedative effects of alcohol could be the culprit if you have always had difficulty (as a child) waking up to your bodies signal to go.

girlofscience's avatar


Haha, I pee the bed probably about 10 times per year. I never thought it was that big of a deal because I peed the bed as a child also.

I live with my boyfriend and (obviously) sleep in the same bed, so depending how close we are cuddling, he sometimes wakes up wet! He just makes fun of me (lovingly), and we never viewed it as a big deal.

It might not be an actual problem (as I don’t think mine is), so just be a good sport about it. I have no qualms about laughing in front of any company about how I pee the bed sometimes.

puppylover1020's avatar

@Mr M, I just made an appointment.
@Judi, that’s what I always assumed over the past 6 years, that I was just a deep sleeper with a full bladder. And no, I wasn’t consuming any alcohol.
@girlofscience, it’s relieving to hear someone else experiences the same thing as me! I’m hoping by seeing a doctor I can get some kind of treatment, but if not I hope that my situtation works out as nicely as your seems to be.

janbb's avatar

Good luck with it. I do think the doctor is thee place to start. I haven’t had that problem but have had similar embarassing ones and it’s hard until ou get a solution.

KatawaGrey's avatar

You should definitely go see the doctor, but there may be a simpler cause as well. I wet the bed until I was 14 and a few times after that. It always seemed to happen after I had a particular flavor of snapple, so I just stopped drinking that flavor and I haven’t wet the bed since. Have you eaten or drunk anything unusual before this has happened? If that’s the case, try stopping having that and the bed wetting might stop. Good luck!

augustlan's avatar

It can’t hurt to be checked out by a doctor, but if it’s not a medical problem don’t stress too much about it. I think a lot of people have had this happen to them. I have done it a handful of times in my adult life…though I usually wake up before it’s a major flood : )

If it continues to be an issue, cut down on liquids in the evening, and pee every night before bed – whether you need to or not.

And welcome to Fluther!

basp's avatar

Definately go see a doctor!

Good luck with things.

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