Daytime Wetting: Tests and Diagnosis


What tests are used to diagnose daytime wetting?

Witnessing any of the signs or symptoms indicates that your child may suffer from daytime urinary wetting. Seek medical attention when you become aware that daytime wetting is occurring.

How do doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado make a diagnosis?

A visit with a member of the urology group is necessary to rule out any underlying problems with the control mechanism and muscles of the bladder. Often, uroflow and bladder scan tests are performed during the visit. The uroflow is a test that provides information about the urine flow and how the bladder and sphincter muscle work together. The uroflow test simply requires your child to void into a special toilet. A bladder scan, performed after the uroflow, evaluates the amount of urine left in the bladder after voiding. An abdominal x-ray may also be performed to identify any stool burden contributing to the condition. Further evaluation of the urinary tract is done on an individual patient basis.