Enuresis: Evaluation and treatment

Edward S. Traisman*

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Enuresis is a common pediatric problem that creates a lot of stress for both the child and his/her family. Unfortunately, many of these patients do not seek medical attention for evaluation and treatment. It is important in the care of the child with enuresis to understand the definitions of the disorder, routinely ask about bowel and bladder habits, clarify the nature of the wetting (daytime, nighttime, or both) in the child, and perform a thorough history and physical examination. Laboratory studies are often minimal. Treatment (behavioral or medicinal) is dependent on the type of enuresis present, and patient compliance. Successful management of enuresis has benefits to both the child and family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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