When to See a Doctor for Bedwetting and How Telehealth Can Help

Bedwetting is a common occurrence that happens nightly in homes across the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that as many as five million children over the age of six in the United States experience regular bedwetting.

Nighttime bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is when a child over the age of five has incontinence, or lack of bladder control, during sleep.

If not properly addressed, bedwetting can lead to anxiety or embarrassment when your child is invited to sleepovers or given the opportunity for travel or overnight camps.

Our team of board-certified pediatric urologists and pediatricians at Vamio Health offer thoughtful and personalized solutions to treat bedwetting through a convenient and secure telehealth platform to best meet your family’s needs.  

What causes nocturnal enuresis?

Common causes of nighttime bedwetting can include:

●Developmental delay in bladder activity
●Small bladder capacity
●Detrusor overactivity, or involuntary bladder contractions
●Nocturnal polyuria, or the overproduction of urine at night
●Sleep disturbances

In some cases, medical conditions such as infections, diabetes, ADHD or other causes can lead to bedwetting. During a telehealth assessment, our pediatric urologists can determine the cause of your child’s bedwetting and provide treatment recommendations.

When is it time for your child to see a doctor about their bedwetting?

Vamio Health’s pediatric urology specialists suggest seeking help from a physician if your child continues to wet the bed regularly and if they express concern or are uncomfortable about their bedwetting.

One simple and convenient way to obtain guidance from an expert on bedwetting is to schedule a telehealth consultation with us at Vamio Health.

What are the benefits of telehealth?

Telehealth was first largely adopted during the pandemic as a way for patients and physicians to keep on top of important health issues.

Many people took to the ease of discussing their concerns from home, and telehealth remains an important option today with a matter of convenience being one of its chief benefits.  
“The pandemic-triggered adoption of telehealth continues to serve as a valuable solution for patients and families who can now access specialty care at the touch of their fingertips,” says Vamio Health’s board-certified pediatric urologist Dr. Stephen Canon.

With a sensitive topic like bedwetting, children and their parents may also feel more comfortable talking about their challenges in the discreet and safe surroundings of their own home.

Dr. Canon was instrumental in a research trial evaluating the effectiveness of telemedicine versus traditional visits for enuresis which found that patients who pursued virtual care had equally as successful outcomes as those who sought treatment in person.

Vamio Health will work with your family to discover the right solution to help you and your little one get back to living life comfortably.

Contact Us Today

Our team of pediatric urology specialists can diagnose, treat and give your family expert guidance in the privacy of your own home. To schedule a bedwetting consultation, visit www.vamiohealth.com.

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