Bed-wetting that starts in adulthood (secondary enuresis) is uncommon and requires medical evaluation. Causes of adult bed-wetting may include: A blockage (obstruction) in part of the urinary tract, such as from a bladder stone or kidney stone Bladder problems, such as small capacity or overactive nerves. If you start wetting the bed as an adult, see your doctor. You may hear them call your problem nocturnal enuresis, which is the medical name of the condition. Some of the reasons it may be.
Evidence has shown that adult bedwetting is hereditary. One study has shown that someone with two bedwetting parents has a 77% chance of becoming a bedwetter. When one parent wet the bed as a child, his son or daughter was found to have a 40% chance of becoming a bedwetter. These probabilities carry into adulthood as well. Four primary types of medications are prescribed to treat adult bed-wetting, depending on the cause: antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections anticholinergic drugs can calm irritated or.