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How to Treat Daytime Wetting (S6:E5)

Toilet training is a natural milestone that many children master by age 3. Although accidents are bound to happen occasionally, consistent daytime wetting, or diurnal enuresis, is sometimes linked to a more serious medical condition. Diurnal enuresis occurs in about 3% to 4% of children and is commonly associated with voiding dysfunction.

Listen to pediatric experts discuss diurnal enuresis

In this episode, Brian Miller, PA-C, joins us to unpack some of the most common reasons kids experience daytime wetting and what primary care providers can do to treat this in the medical home.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • When daytime wetting becomes a medical concern
  • Guidelines for referring to pediatric urology
  • Two primary causes of diurnal enuresis: holding behaviors and constipation
  • The correlation between constipation and voiding dysfunction
  • Behavioral modifications to treat diurnal enuresis
  • Common medications for treatment, such as alpha-blockers and Ditropan (oxybutynin chloride) or other anticholinergics

Refer a patient to Children’s Colorado.

The Department of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Colorado

Pediatric experts in the Department of Pediatric Urology provide care for children in the Rocky Mountain region and around the world with congenital and acquired urologic conditions. These conditions include problems with the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra and genitalia.