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Can removing enlarged tonsils help eliminate bed-wetting?

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Often, a child’s snoring and apnea are due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids that are blocking the airway. If so, removing enlarged tonsils and adenoids to improve breathing often improves or eliminates bed-wetting. However, tonsils and adenoids should not be removed to resolve bed-wetting. It is only when bed-wetting is a symptom of sleep apnea that tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy may be helpful.

From: Sleep Disorders: Causes of Bed-Wetting WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: eMedicine Health.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCE: eMedicine Health.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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