Pediatric Daytime Wetting (Urinary Incontinence)
Daytime wetting – also known as incontinence – occurs when a child who should be potty trained has accidents during the day.
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.
Some of the possible causes of incontinence in children include:
Signs and symptoms of daytime wetting are:
- Pain with urination
- Squatting and/or grabbing genitals
- Urinary urgency and/or frequency
- Weak urinary system
Diagnosis and Testing
- Renal bladder ultrasound
- Urine analysis
- X-ray of the abdomen
- Video urodynamic study
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- MRI of the spine
Whether your child’s voiding dysfunction is due to a physical, behavioral or an acquired problem, we will address your concerns and work with you to create an effective, individualized treatment plan.