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. 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.
An adult who wets the bed only occasionally and has no other voiding problems, is unlikely to have anything seriously wrong with the urinary tract, said Dr. Dianne Sacco, a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Occasional bedwetting often occurs at a . What Causes Adults to Wet the Bed? Adult bedwetting, (or nocturnal enuresis) can be caused by a huge amount of factors, but one of the most surprising is that it can be genetic.
Bed wetting (enuresis) is very frequent in childhood, and it is much more common in teenagers and adults than generally appreciated (% of 18 year-olds, % of adults, and 2% in older adults aged ). However, only half of adults with enuresis seek medical advice. If you’re an adult experiencing frequent bed-wetting, this may be a sign of an underlying issue or problem. It’s important to seek out treatment to stop the nocturnal enuresis and treat the issue.