Washington: Bedwetting isn’t always due to problems with the bladder but it can also be due to undiagnosed constipation, according to a new study.Constipation is often the culprit and if it isn’t diagnosed, children and their parents must endure an unnecessarily long, costly and difficult quest to cure night time wetting, say researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.They found that 30 children and adolescents who sought treatment for bedwetting all had large amounts of stool in their rectums, despite the majority having normal bowel habits. After treatment with laxative therapy, 25 of the children (83 percent) were cured of bedwetting within three months.“Having too much stool in the rectum reduces bladder capacity,” said lead author Steve J. Hodges, MD, assistant professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist.“Our study showed that a large percentage of these children were cured of nighttime wetting after laxative therapy. Parents try all sorts of things to treat bedwetting -- from alarms to restricting liquids. In many children, the reason they don’t work is that constipation is the problem,” he said.
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