Pediatric Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Generally, bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis in children under age 7 is not a cause for concern and is a normal part of developing overnight bladder control.
In most cases, children under age 7 who have bedwetting episodes is not a cause for concern. Bedwetting – or nocturnal enuresis – in children age 7 and younger is a normal part of developing overnight bladder control. If your child is age 7 or older and still regularly wets the bed, you should seek the guidance of a pediatric specialist.
The exact cause is unknown, but there are many factors that can make bedwetting worse including:
Diagnosis and Testing
- Renal bladder ultrasound
- Urine analysis
- X-ray of the abdomen
- Video urodynamic study
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- MRI of the spine
- Modification of voiding habits
- Treatment for constipation or stool retention