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Bedwetting (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

The decision of when to involve your health-care provider is variable -- most commonly it is based upon how the situation is affecting the child as well as the parents. If the child displays only nighttime wetting without any other symptoms, then the decision about when to seek medical treatment is up to the family.

  • It is probably a good time to seek medical help when the child is 5-7 years of age.
  • Referral to a specialized enuresis clinic is likely not needed for most children with no other symptoms. This is a reasonable problem for the child's pediatrician to handle.

A child should be checked without delay for an underlying medical problem if he or she develops any other physical or behavioral symptoms.

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