Pediatric Continence Program

Urinary incontinence is a common, but rarely discussed problem in children. Although incontinence is not medically harmful, it can impact a child’s self-confidence and can be socially and emotionally damaging.

Our Pediatric Continence Program is a program offered through the division of pediatric urology. It is lead by a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She works closely with our pediatric urologists and has 4 years of experience treating children with voiding and stooling complaints. She is certified in urodynamic testing and interpretation through the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates. Our pediatric nurse practitioner specializes in a comprehensive behavioral modification bladder and bowel retraining program. She works collaboratively with families and can provide a wealth of education and ongoing support.  

Our Pediatric Continence Program specializes in treating children with a wide range of symptoms including:

• Daytime Urinary Incontinence
• Bedwetting
• Urinary Urgency and Frequency
• Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
• Constipation
• Stool Incontinence
• Stomach aches
• Vaginitis

Urinary incontinence and voiding problems in children are typically classified into to six distinct diagnoses according to the International Children’s Continence Society:  

Overactive  Bladder
Dysfunctional Voiding
Urinary Urgency/Frequency Syndrome
Voiding Postponement
Underactive Bladder
Enuresis or Bedwetting
  

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