Urinary Incontinence in Children (cont.)

Points to Remember

  • Urinary incontinence in children is common.


  • Nighttime wetting occurs more commonly in boys.


  • Daytime wetting is more common in girls.


  • After age 5, incontinence disappears naturally at a rate of 15 percent of cases per year.


  • Treatments include waiting, dietary modification, moisture alarms, medications, and bladder training.

For More Information

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: 847-434-4000
Email: kidsdocs@aap.org
Internet: www.aap.org

American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 1-866-RING-AUA (746-4282) or 410-689-3700
Email: patienteducation@auafoundation.org
Internet: www.UrologyHealth.org

National Association for Continence
P.O. Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402-1019
Phone: 1-800-BLADDER (252-3337) or 843-377-0900
Email: memberservices@nafc.org
Internet: www.nafc.org

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Email: info@kidney.org
Internet: www.kidney.org

The Simon Foundation for Continence
P.O. Box 835
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 1-800-23-SIMON (237-4666) or 847-864-3913
Email: simoninfo@simonfoundation.org
Internet: www.simonfoundation.org

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
P.O. Box 56 East Holly Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Phone: 1-888-TAP-SUNA (827-7862) or 856-256-2335
Email: suna@ajj.com
Internet: www.suna.org

SOURCE:

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), National Institutes of Health, http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov


Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2006 6:33:31 PM



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