Primary and secondary Enuresis

Primary enuretics are children who have never ceased bedwetting. Secondary enuretics are children who started wetting again after a period of at least six consecutive dry months. About 75% of children who come to bedwetting clinics are primary enuretics. 25% are secondary. Secondary enuresis may appear following a specific event such as the birth of a younger sibling, moving house, starting a new kindergarten or another stressful event. Many children start wetting again for no apparent reason. In many cases the secondary wetting disappears on its own shortly after its onset. For those cases where it lasts beyond a period of three weeks it is recommended to start treatment using the bedwetting alarm since, if untreated, there is a high probability that the problem will last for many months or even years.