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What are symptoms of enuresis?

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Children with enuresis are often described as heavy sleepers who don't wake up when they feel the urge to pee or when their bladders are full.

The main symptoms are:

The condition isn't diagnosed unless the child is 5 years or older.

  • Repeated bed-wetting
  • Wetting in the clothes
  • Wetting at least twice a week for about 3 months

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


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

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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