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