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What other procedures are done to treat bed-wetting in adults?

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If medicines and other treatments don't work, your doctor might recommend one of these procedures:

  • Bladder augmentation. It's an operation that makes your bladder larger, which raises the amount of urine it can hold.
  • Sacral nerve stimulation. It helps control an overactive bladder. Your doctor puts a small device into your body that sends signals to nerves in your lower back that help control the flow of urine.
  • Detrusor myectomy. It's a major operation that treats an overactive bladder. Your surgeon removes part or all of the muscles around your bladder to stop them from contracting at the wrong times.

From: Bed-Wetting in Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Urine culture," "Urinalysis."

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: "Detrusor Myectomy."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation Therapy."

Journal of Urology: "Long-term followup of children with nocturnal enuresis: increased frequency of nocturia in adulthood."

Mayo Clinic: "Bed-wetting: Definition," "Diabetes insipidus: Symptoms and causes," "My 24-year-old husband has started to wet the bed at night. What causes adult bed-wetting? Should we be concerned about this?"

National Association for Continence: "Adult Bedwetting," "OAB Prescription List."

UCSF Health: "Bladder Training."

Urology Care Foundation: "What is Bladder Augmentation?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 25, 2017

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Urine culture," "Urinalysis."

Bladder and Bowel Foundation: "Detrusor Myectomy."

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: "Sacral Nerve Stimulation Therapy."

Journal of Urology: "Long-term followup of children with nocturnal enuresis: increased frequency of nocturia in adulthood."

Mayo Clinic: "Bed-wetting: Definition," "Diabetes insipidus: Symptoms and causes," "My 24-year-old husband has started to wet the bed at night. What causes adult bed-wetting? Should we be concerned about this?"

National Association for Continence: "Adult Bedwetting," "OAB Prescription List."

UCSF Health: "Bladder Training."

Urology Care Foundation: "What is Bladder Augmentation?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 25, 2017

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