Secondary enuresis

Secondary enuresis is accidental bed-wetting in the day or night by a child who has had bladder control for at least 6 to 12 months. This condition may be a result of a medical condition (such as diabetes, bladder or urinary tract infections, constipation, allergies, and seizure disorders), a side effect of certain medications, or a sign of increased stress in the child's life.

A child who develops this condition should be evaluated by a doctor.

Last Updated: November 12, 2008

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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