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Secondary bedwetting (also known as secondary nocturnal enuresis) is when children or teenagers start to wet again after at least six months of nighttime dryness.

Why can it happen? 

Occasionally, bedwetting is triggered by emotional distress, such as being bullied or moving to a new school. 

In rare cases, bedwetting may be a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as type 1 diabetes.

Read our blog: Diabetes and bedwetting - what's the link? 

How can it be treated? 

It's really important to get sudden onset bedwetting checked out by a doctor or a nurse so that they can try and work out what's caused the accidents. Secondary bedwetting should be treated in exactly the same way as primary bedwetting (when a child has never become reliable dry at night). 

Treating bedwetting