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My 9 year old wets the ever day, what should I do?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: See the doctor.

First, your child needs to be evaluated by your pediatrician to make sure there's no underlying cause (infection, anatomic issues, constipation, etc).
If there isn't, the most effective management for bedwetting is using a bedwetting alarm, in addition to frequent bathroom trips during the day and emptying fully each time. Your pediatrician can give you ordering information for the device.

In brief: See the doctor.

First, your child needs to be evaluated by your pediatrician to make sure there's no underlying cause (infection, anatomic issues, constipation, etc).
If there isn't, the most effective management for bedwetting is using a bedwetting alarm, in addition to frequent bathroom trips during the day and emptying fully each time. Your pediatrician can give you ordering information for the device.
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David Escobar
Absolutely agree with Dr. Juster. It is also "normal" to expect bed-wetting up until age 12; however, bed wetting as an everyday occurrence at this age is somewhat unusual.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ?Day or Night

A 9- year-old who wets by day is more significant than just wetting at night.
Mild post-void day wetting can be caused in girls by keeping thighs together when she urinates, or boys who pull their penis over pant elastic. In both cases some urine is released when they have finished. See dr. For major day wetting. If night: restrict fluids after supper, toilet when u retire then try wetting alarm.

In brief: ?Day or Night

A 9- year-old who wets by day is more significant than just wetting at night.
Mild post-void day wetting can be caused in girls by keeping thighs together when she urinates, or boys who pull their penis over pant elastic. In both cases some urine is released when they have finished. See dr. For major day wetting. If night: restrict fluids after supper, toilet when u retire then try wetting alarm.
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