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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting. Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track.
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Can affect all ages: Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms.
Dr. Abraham Morse
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for kids before puberty a pediatrician or pediatric urologist can help
Apr 3, 2013
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: More commonly children can become incontinent from a urinary tract infection. Recommend follow up with pediatrician or if continues a pediatric urologist

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