Health Tip: When It's Time to Call the Doctor About Bedwetting

-- Most cases of bedwetting aren't something to worry about, experts say, but occasionally they can represent a medical problem.

The Nemours Foundation says you should call a pediatrician about bedwetting if:

  • It suddenly occurs after six months of dry nights.
  • A child wets his/her pants during the day.
  • Behavioral problems start suddenly at home or school.
  • The child needs to urinate frequently, or complains of burning or pain during urination.
  • The child suddenly has increased appetite or increased thirst.
  • Swelling suddenly develops near the ankles or feet.
  • Bedwetting persists after the child's seventh birthday.

Posted: January 2012


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