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Thread: Link between childhood bed wetting and adult incontinence

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    Do you think that those of us who wet the bed as children have a greater probability of starting to do it again later in life?
    I used to wet my bed until my mid teens and sometimes has daytime accidents as well, these hit fewer as I got older, until I was dry all the time. In my late 30's I started to have problems again. The odd wet bed, then more frequent, later I started not quite making it to the toilet on time, and then full on accidents. I now wear diapers 24/7, and have little or no control of my urine. Having said I was dry, I always had a habit of dribbling a bit in my pants after I peed.
    Anyway I was wondering if there is a link between my accidents as a boy and my incontinence now, or if I am just unlucky?

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    I am convinced there is a connection between childhood bladder weakness and it re occurring as an adult. I was a chronic bedwetter as a kid and throughout my teenage years and wasn't reliably dry at night until I was in my early 20's I often wet my pants during the day until I was about 11 and occasionally after that. I too usually dribbled in my pants after peeing. Even after I became dry at night there were episodes of bedwetting and to be honest I have always thought of my self as a bedwetter and it never came as any real surprise if I woke up wet.
    When my bedwetting came back with a vengeance after I turned 50 I soon accepted it and as my day time bladder control worsened I just started wearing a nappy all the time. I think some of us are just meant to be this way. It doesn't bother me at all.

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    I'm not fully incontinent, but I have been diagnosed by both my urologist & primary as having severe O.A.B. & mixed incontinence. These symptoms have only gotten worse since my early twenties & the last two years that I've taken a break from my DL activities & diapers in general. - This is all relevant because I was a childhood bed wetter until twelve. But with a lifetime of bladder woes, for me it's not really a 'link' but rather a continuation.

    I've been a diaper lover since my earliest childhood memories, but I never loved anything about my issues with bedwetting, and I do not enjoy my condition now. After coming to serious terms these past two years, I feel very duped. 'Hey, you love diapers, don't you? Well! Here ya go! Except one catch.. You'll have to wear either a leak guard or a Depend true fit wherever you go no matter what the situation. You still have enough control to keep you out of diapers legitimately!" -- Not that I necessarily want that either. The options I were given were.. awful, as I'm sure everyone in the forum knows well.
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    I never did stop wetting my bed and became daytime incontinent at age 29 so this may be true

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    I think this has come up before, but yes I think there is a link between bedwetting and later incontinence. It was the case for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST50 View Post
    I am convinced there is a connection between childhood bladder weakness and it re occurring as an adult. I was a chronic bedwetter as a kid and throughout my teenage years and wasn't reliably dry at night until I was in my early 20's I often wet my pants during the day until I was about 11 and occasionally after that. I too usually dribbled in my pants after peeing. Even after I became dry at night there were episodes of bedwetting and to be honest I have always thought of my self as a bedwetter and it never came as any real surprise if I woke up wet.
    When my bedwetting came back with a vengeance after I turned 50 I soon accepted it and as my day time bladder control worsened I just started wearing a nappy all the time. I think some of us are just meant to be this way. It doesn't bother me at all.
    Very similar to my own experience. I would have nighttime accidents maybe once a month or so but they seemed to stop when I reach 10 years old. When I hit puberty I started to have the "other" nighttime accidents but that was tolerable. In the ensuing years every once in a great while I would have a problem but nothing consistently. As I got into my forties though it started happening more frequently and after buying an expensive mattress I decided to be diapered every night and that has worked out fine on every level. There are weeks that go by without incident and there are times when I will wet 5 nights in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffedBaby View Post
    Very similar to my own experience. I would have nighttime accidents maybe once a month or so but they seemed to stop when I reach 10 years old. When I hit puberty I started to have the "other" nighttime accidents but that was tolerable. In the ensuing years every once in a great while I would have a problem but nothing consistently. As I got into my forties though it started happening more frequently and after buying an expensive mattress I decided to be diapered every night and that has worked out fine on every level. There are weeks that go by without incident and there are times when I will wet 5 nights in a row.
    I totally agree. I think there is a strong connection. I was having accidents til I was about 15. Then it returned in my 20s.

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    I've often wondered myself if I may have trouble with incontinence later on in life since I wet the bed until I was 8 or so.

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    Wetting the bed until 8 years old is hardly any thing to worry about and affects many kids. I wet my bed until I was in my 20's and even after that I was never 100% dry at night and have had episodes of bedwetting all through my adult life. I became incontinent due to diabetic related problems around my 50th year. It has got steadily worse and I am dependant on nappies now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST50 View Post
    Wetting the bed until 8 years old is hardly any thing to worry about and affects many kids. I wet my bed until I was in my 20's and even after that I was never 100% dry at night and have had episodes of bedwetting all through my adult life. I became incontinent due to diabetic related problems around my 50th year. It has got steadily worse and I am dependant on nappies now.
    I didn't think so, but I've always wondered.

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