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Bed-Wetting - Exams and Tests

Any child beyond age 6 or 7 who continues to wet the bed may need to be evaluated by a doctor. The evaluation should include a urinalysis.

A medical history and a physical exam are also part of a medical evaluation of bed-wetting. If you are having your child evaluated for bed-wetting, keep a diary for a week or two before your visit. Write down when wettings occur and how much urine is released.

In some cases, further testing may be needed. Tests may include:

If a child has uncontrollable wetting both at night and in the day, other tests may need to be done.

Bed Wetting: Should My Child See a Doctor?

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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