View trusted insights from KidsHealth.org, the No. 1 most-viewed health site for children, created by the experts at Nemours. We've also provided information from the most-respected nonprofit organizations.
From Nemours' KidsHealth
- A to Z: Neurogenic Bladder
- Urine Test: Dipstick
- A to Z: Cystitis
- A to Z: Edema
- Urine Test: Calcium
- Urine Test: Creatinine
- Urine Test: Protein
- X-Ray Exam: Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)
- What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
- Kidneys and Urinary Tract
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions
- Urinary Tract Infections
Trusted External Resources
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 find possible causes and suggest the best treatment.
Treatment might include behavior modification, the use of a bedwetting alarm, medicine, 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: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Date reviewed: September 26, 2016