Urinary Incontinence in children can be explained as the inability to control the urinary bladder, leading to the discharge of urine unexpectedly. Also known as enuresis, it can be characterized into 4 types- primary enuresis, secondary enuresis, nocturnal enuresis and diurnal enuresis. Urinary Incontinence in children may develop because of the following reasons- urinary tract infection (UTI), diabetes, kidney problems, nerve issues, constipation and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). UI is very common among children and tends to go away as they become older. In case the condition does persist treatment like bladder training, moisture alarms and medication is recommended.
HOW IS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
As children reach 5 years of age, almost 98% of them can control their bladder during daytime.