When children struggle with daytime wetting they are usually thought to be either lazy or attention-seeking, but very often the cause could be something more. Incontinence is generally associated with getting older, but children may also struggle with a similar condition. Read on if you would like to learn about pediatric urinary incontinence, but to find out much more be sure to reach out to Dr. Stephen Canon, Dr. Honor Canon, and Dr. Danielle Sweeney of Vamio in Little Rock, AR, available through telemedicine.
Daytime wetting, for children who struggle with urinary incontinence, refers to when they pass urine unexpectedly during the day.
It's of course normal for children who are still being potty trained to have difficulty controlling their bladder. It's not uncommon for children under the age of three or perhaps a little older to have some level of difficulty.
But when they're older and already potty trained and they have issues with daytime wetting then this is known as urinary incontinence or enuresis.
There are many possible causes for pediatric urinary incontinence, it's why it's very important to visit a professional to help determine the underlying cause and specify the right treatment for your child.
But some of the most common causes include ignoring the urge to urinate for too long, an overactive or underactive bladder, constipation, urinary tract infection, dysfunctional elimination syndrome, and also some neurologic and developmental conditions that can contribute to the condition.
The goal of treatment is to identify and treat any medical issues and to prescribe dietary and behavioral changes that can improve your child's overall well-being.
If you are concerned with pediatric urinary incontinence you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen Canon, Dr. Honor Canon, and Dr. Danielle Sweeney of Vamio to schedule a telemedicine appointment.