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How do you diagnose enuresis?

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The doctor will ask about the child's and family's medical history, the child's symptoms, and their current behaviors. The doctor will do a physical exam and may ask for lab tests, such as urinalysis and blood work to measure blood sugar, hormones, and kidney function, to rule out any medical disorder.

From: Enuresis in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Thiedke, C. Carolyn, MD, "Nocturnal Enuresis," American Family Physician Vol. 67 #7 April 1, 2003. (2005). Christopherson, E.R., & Purvis, P.C. (2001). "Toileting problems in children." In C.E. Walker& M.C. Roberts (Eds.) (3rd Ed., pp. 453-469). New York: NY: JohnWiley & Sons. Walker, C.E.,"Elimination disorders: Enuresis and encopresis." In M.C.Roberts (Ed.) (3rd Ed, 2001 pp.546-560). New York, NY: Guilford Press


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Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

SOURCES: Thiedke, C. Carolyn, MD, "Nocturnal Enuresis," American Family Physician Vol. 67 #7 April 1, 2003. (2005). Christopherson, E.R., & Purvis, P.C. (2001). "Toileting problems in children." In C.E. Walker& M.C. Roberts (Eds.) (3rd Ed., pp. 453-469). New York: NY: JohnWiley & Sons. Walker, C.E.,"Elimination disorders: Enuresis and encopresis." In M.C.Roberts (Ed.) (3rd Ed, 2001 pp.546-560). New York, NY: Guilford Press


Section of Behavior Medicine at the Children's Hospital at the Cleveland ClinicThe Handbook of Clinical Child PsychologyHandbook of Pediatric Psychology

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

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