Continence Clinic

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When kids can’t control their daytime urination or bowel movements past the time of toilet training it’s called "incontinence." Incontinence can be physically and emotionally exhausting for both children and their parents. For kids, it can cause anxiety, depression and/or significant social problems including isolation, decreased school performance and bullying.

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At Nemours, we know how overwhelming incontinence can be for everyone in the family. That’s why we’re here to help kids with problems holding or releasing urine (pee) or stool (poop). We want to help them achieve continence — the ability to control their bladder and bowels. We provide services for kids of all ages who are experiencing:

  • urinary incontinence (inability to control urination)
  • fecal incontinence (inability to control bowel movements)
  • failure to toilet (potty) train
  • chronic constipation
  • problems with urinary frequency and urgency (i.e., having to pee suddenly and often)
  • incomplete bladder emptying
  • recurring (ongoing) urinary tract infections