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Teenage incontinence

Enuresis

The unintentional release of urine during the day (diurnal enuresis), or while asleep at night (nocturnal enuresis).

About

Teenage incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine. Frequently referred to as 'bed-wetting', it can happen during the day (diurnal enuresis) as well as at night (nocturnal enuresis), when asleep. Incidents in teenagers can increase anxiety and stress.

Need to know

  • Symptoms of teenage incontinence icon plus

    Common causes of teenage incontinence include: - urge incontinence – also referred to as an 'overactive bladder', it involves a sudden and very strong need to empty your bladder. The bladder squeezes, causing an individual to urinate before they reach the bathroom - stress incontinence – occurs during particular activities, such as sneezing, coughing, lifting, exercise, and laughing - overflow incontinence – when your bladder is unable to empty, which leads to leaking - total incontinence – when your bladder can't store any urine at all, which causes you to pass urine constantly or have frequent leaking.
  • Diagnosis icon plus

    Your consultant will discuss your child's symptoms with you in order to make a diagnosis. While it is a common problem it could be an indication of an infection or neurological condition. While it can also be the result of a congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract or bowel, this is likely to have been diagnosed earlier.
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    Depending on the diagnosis your consultant will be able to tell you what treatments are available.
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