Causes of Bed Wetting in Teenagers and Adults

Q: I am 16 years old girl. I usually clean and shave my vagina daily. Now it became reddish and paining a lot. While sleeping I was peeing. What happened?
-By Sheela


Pain and redness in the area indicate that there is a probability of some infection.  Read about proper shaving techniques of the vaginal area.

May be you have some kind of urinary tract infection. Do you have any other symptom like urge to urinate, increased frequency or pain during urinating?

Other Causes of Bedwetting

  • It is possible to urinate in a state of deep sleep. Such incidences are usually one time and may not occur again.
  • May be you didn’t pee before going to bed. Over stretching of the urinary bladder made you urinate in bed at night.
  • UTI or urinary tract infections
  • A scary dream during sleep may make you peeing this way.
  • Having too much of caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee or soft drinks.
  • Are you taking any medicine? Some medicines make the bladder over active and may lead to such symptoms.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “What Causes Pee in Sleep?


    Sir, last night when I was sleeping I just passed my urine on the bed and after that I woke up. I wanna ask is that normal or it’s happening due to some problems. My age is 14 and my weight is 86 kg.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is not normal. There has to be a reason for it.

      Read above about common causes in your age group, which may lead to such a symptom.

      If it is one time, you may let it go. However, if you observe recurrent bed wetting, it would be better to see a urologist.

  2. Micah

    Hi, I have problems with my acne on my face. I have hyper pigmentation and I’ve tried many different products over the course of my life including ones prescribed by my doctor. Some I haven’t tried were pills or natural facial cleansers. Though I’m not even determined to try those options out anymore since I haven’t had much progress from so many other products.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      How much area is covered due to hyperpigmentation? Did you have any skin disease or inflammation there before? How did it happen?

      Appears to be a hormonal problem? Have you got your hormonal levels checked up?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Can you describe the pattern of pigmentation. Since when do you have them? Any itch over them?

  3. Clara

    Hi! I woke up early because I felt that I pee on the bed, btw I am 16 y/o. What are the possible reason why it happened? It is my first time to experience that as a teenager. What can I do to prevent it from happening again??

  4. Clara

    I don’t recall having a problems like this before. And last night I just ate midnight snacks and drink lots of water.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it’s one time, we may ignore the event. May be you drank too much of water before sleep. Since you were fast asleep, your bladder lost control.

      However, if it happens again, evaluation may be required.

  5. Hanna

    For the past week or so I have been waking up to my panties being wet from peeing a little. Is that normal or do I have an infection?


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