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Nighttime Wetting: Tests and Diagnosis

What tests are used to diagnose nighttime wetting?

Nighttime wetting is diagnosed by clinical presentation and history. There are no tests or radiology involved in the diagnosis. It is important to seek medical attention if the nighttime wetting begins interfering with the child’s social interactions or emotional state.

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

A complete medical history is obtained at the clinic visit through discussion with the parent and child. We identify motivating factors for becoming dry, as well as individual development, which can play a role in success in treatment.