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- What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
- Definition: Kidney
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel
- Jaundice in Healthy Newborns
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions
- When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Diseases in Childhood
- Kidneys and Urinary Tract
- Liver Tumors
- Urine Test: Microalbumin-to-Creatinine Ratio
- Stem Cell Transplants
- Urine Test: Calcium
- Urine Test: Creatinine
- Wilms Tumor
- Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow
- X-Ray Exam: Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- Urine Test: Protein
- Urine Test: 24-Hour Analysis for Kidney Stones
- Urine Test: Dipstick
- Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)
- Blood Test: Bilirubin
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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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