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- Definition: Kidney
- What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related Conditions
- When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney Disease
- A to Z: Ureterocele
- Urine Test: Microalbumin-to-Creatinine Ratio
- Urine Test: Protein
- Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)
- Urine Test: Calcium
- Urine Test: Creatinine
- Urine Test: 24-Hour Analysis for Kidney Stones
- Kidney Diseases in Childhood
- Kidneys and Urinary Tract
- Urine Test: Dipstick
- X-Ray Exam: Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- Wilms Tumor
- Urinary Tract Infections
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