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