Enuresis (urinary incontinence)
The first step in treating your child is forming an accurate diagnosis. Because enuresis (urinary incontinence) means that your child suffers from accidental urination, it’s a condition that’s simple to diagnose.
How is enuresis diagnosed?
It’s usually diagnosed based on a complete medical history and physical exam. In addition to talking with you and your child, your child's physician may perform the following tests to help rule out other causes for the wetting:
- urine tests to make sure there is not an underlying infection or condition, such as diabetes
- blood pressure measurement
- x-ray to rule out constipation causing irritability of the bladder, which can cause accidents
If there are hints of other problems in your child’s medical history or physical exam, your doctor may suggest other specific tests. Once we’ve gathered all the necessary information, we’ll meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options.