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From Nemours' KidsHealth
- When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Diseases in Childhood
- Jaundice in Healthy Newborns
- Kidneys and Urinary Tract
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions
- Liver Tumors
- Urine Test: 24-Hour Analysis for Kidney Stones
- Stem Cell Transplants
- Wilms Tumor
- Urine Test: Protein
- Urine Test: Calcium
- Urine Test: Creatinine
- Blood Test: Bilirubin
- Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow
- X-Ray Exam: Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- Urine Test: Microalbumin-to-Creatinine Ratio
- Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)
- Urine Test: Dipstick
- What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
- Definition: Kidney
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What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
My 12-year-old son still frequently wets the bed. How can I help him?
Bedwetting, or enuresis, affects many older kids and even teens. Although the chances are good that your son will outgrow the condition, consider talking to your doctor, who can help determine possible causes and suggest the best treatment.
Treatment methods may include behavior modification, the use of a bedwetting alarm, medication, counseling, and other methods. Most important, knowing that he has the support and understanding of his family can help your son to feel less frustrated or ashamed about wetting the bed.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: October 2012
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