Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is not uncommon, typically 8% of 8 year olds and 5% of 10 year olds still suffer from this problem. Various forms of management involve use of alarm systems, waking them up in the middle of the night, use of star charts, and in selected cases some medications may be tried.
The success rate is variable, this can be a difficult condition to treat and sometimes all one can do is wait for the children to outgrow this problem.
Daytime urinary incontinence, on the other hand, is a different entity altogether. Children with this condition may simply have an immature bladder, but an early referral to a paediatric urologist is recommended for appropriate investigations.
Mr Devesh Misra
An experienced, expert paediatric surgeon in London, UK. He has special interest in Newborn Babies (neonatal) & Children Surgery, GI surgery & Paediatric Urology.
Treatments for urology conditions, circumcision, tight foreskin, balanitis, undescended testes, hypospadia, constipation etc.