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Division of Urology

Pediatric Urology Conditions

Daytime Wetting (Urinary Incontinence)

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence refers to the leakage of urine. It can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing for families and children. Each year, we treat more than 1,000 children for urinary incontinence.

What causes urinary incontinence?

There are many reasons why children wet:

Children generally do not wet out of laziness, emotional problems or inappropriate toilet training. Physical causes of wetting are rare.

Types of incontinence

The different types of incontinence include:

Our approach to treating urinary incontinence

Our DOVE Center is devoted to the treatment and management of children who have urinary incontinence. Our team will work with you and your child to help understand why your child wets, and recommend a treatment plan.

Steps involved in getting your child dry may include:

Reviewed by: Division of Urology
Date: January 2014

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