Enuresis (also known as “bedwetting”) is the medical name for not being able to control your urine (pee). Sometimes enuresis is also called “involuntary urination.” It can happen at night (called “nocturnal enuresis) or during the day. And it can happen for lots of reasons and at different ages, from little kids to teens. At Nemours, our teams are sensitive in their approach to your child’s issue. We’ll offer solutions that work for your child and family, and even make it fun and rewarding for your child to figure out how to stop bedwetting.
Sensitive Help for Kids of All Ages
Services We Offer for Enuresis
Led by our pediatric urologists, we offer complete care for children with bladder control issues, including problems with daytime wetting, urinary urgency and frequency, and nighttime bedwetting.
We offer a variety of diagnostic and treatment services, which may vary depending on your child’s situation or the location you visit, including:
- antibiotics (to prevent infections when bedwetting is caused by frequent urinary tract infections)
- neurology (for seizures or other brain-related or developmental symptoms that may be causing a loss of bladder control)
- behavioral health (if no medical problems are found)
- biofeedback (part of behavior therapy that teaches your child to relax and listen to their body’s internal signals)
- interactive and featured games (part of our featured bladder and continence programs)
- urodynamics studies (tests that show how well the bladder and urethra are storing and releasing urine)
Why Choose Us to Help With Bedwetting
At Nemours, our urologists are specialists in urology for kids. Year after year, many are recognized as recognized as Best Doctors in America® , as well as “Top Doctors” by local magazines in our regions.
Regional Enuresis Highlights
Services, programs and teams to care for enuresis differ at each location. Call for details.
We offer urology care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children(Wilmington, Del.) and outpatient appointments at select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations, including our advanced, fully equipped pediatric outpatient surgery centers at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawrand Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Deptford.
We provide comprehensive evaluation and management of urinary incontinence in kids (trouble holding or releasing urine or stool), including problems with daytime wetting, urinary urgency and frequency, and nighttime bedwetting.
We offer urology care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and our hospital affiliate, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, with outpatient and follow-up appointments available at select Nemours locations.
Our Continence Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment for kids with problems holding or releasing urine or stool (poop). Our coordinated care includes specialists from gastroenterology, psychiatry and psychology, as well as a biofeedback program — one of the first in North Florida — that uses fun, interactive games.