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Pediatric Urinary Incontinence or Enuresis (Bedwetting)

Key points about urinary incontinence

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics: 

  • Bedwetting affects 20 percent of children age 5, 10 percent of children age 6 and 3 percent of children age 12.
  • Nocturnal enuresis occurs two times more frequently in boys than in girls.
  • Of the children with enuresis, most have wetting at night. 
  • Primary enuresis is the most common form of urinary incontinence among children.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Hans Pohl

Hans Pohl

Chief, Division of Urology
Urologist
Nadia Kalloo

Naida Kalloo

Medical Unit Director, Prince George's County
Clinical Associate Professor, Urology and Pediatrics, CNH and George Washington University Hospital
Urologist
Harry Rushton

Harry Rushton

Emeritus Chair and Faculty, Division of Urology | Urologist
Departments

Departments

Wetting, Infections, and Stooling Help (WISH)

We are dedicated to helping children overcome challenges with wetting problems and urinary tract infections in our WISH Clinic (Wetting, Infections, and Stooling Help).

Comprehensive Motility Program

The Motility Program works to help treat a number of motility issues impacting your child’s digestive tract, including abdominal pain, aspirating, constipation and incontinence. Learn more about our Comprehensive Motility Program.

Urology

At Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.

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