Pediatric Daytime Wetting (Incontinence)

Pediatric Daytime Wetting (Incontinence)

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Summary

Daytime wetting – also known as incontinence – occurs when a child who should be potty trained has accidents during the day.

Expanded overview

Daytime wetting – or incontinence – means that a child who should be potty trained wets their pants during the daytime hours. Most children are potty trained between the ages of 2 and 4, though a child can have daytime accidents for several months or even years afterward. Children with medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome or ADHD may be older before they are potty trained. Daytime wetting is more common in females than it is in males.

Causes

Some of the possible causes of incontinence in children include:

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of daytime wetting are:

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