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Incontinence in Children: Summary of Key Points

Urinary incontinence in children is common.
 
  • Nighttime wetting occurs more commonly in boys.
     
  • Daytime wetting is more common in girls.
     
  • After age 5, incontinence typically disappears naturally at a rate of 15 percent of cases per year.
     
  • Treatments can include: 

 

    • Waiting
    • Dietary modification
    • Moisture alarms
    • Medications
    • Bladder training.
 
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