Children Bed Wetting Treatment in Hyderabad
Bedwetting is one of the common problems in children. Most children are toilet trained when they are between the age of two and four years. But some kids may fail to keep themselves dry while sleeping at night until they get older. Though it is not a serious problem, it becomes a problem if your child does bedwetting even after the age of seven years. Bedwetting in children should be treated with patience. Lifestyle changes, treatment methods, and toilet training can help stop bedwetting.
What are the Signs of Bedwetting?
In general, most kids are toilet trained by the age of five years. But some kids may find it difficult to have control over the bladder. Your kid waking up with wet pants is a common sign of bedwetting. Though bedwetting is a serious problem, your child may feel uncomfortable and ashamed. The child may also try to avoid social interactions with others. But the signs of bedwetting gradually reduce once the issue gets resolved.
But if your child got toilet trained for more than six months and still starts bedwetting, then it might indicate some underlying medical issue. If the bedwetting is caused by some underlying medical condition, your child might have other signs such as:
- Changes in how the child urinates
- Pain and burning sensation while urinating
- A narrow stream of urine
- Changes in pee colour
- Wetting during the day and night
- Urinating after coughing, running, etc
If your child experiences any of these signs, consider visiting your doctor to treat your child’s condition.
What Causes Bedwetting?
The exact reason for bed-wetting is unknown. But there can be several reasons for bedwetting such as:
- A smaller bladder: Your child’s bladder may not be developed well and it may not hold enough production of urine at night.
- Signals between the brain and bladder: When the bladder is full, it sends a signal to the brain that the bladder is filled with urine. But if the brain fails to send back the signal to the bladder to hold the urine, it can lead to bedwetting. Bedwetting also happens when the brain does not respond to the signals sent by the bladder that the bladder is filled with urine.
- Hormone imbalance: There are certain hormones in the body that can regulate urine production at night. If your child has low levels of those hormones, it can lead to bedwetting.
- Urinary tract infection: If your child has a urinary tract infection, your child may not be able to control urination. The signs may include bedwetting, frequent urination, and red or pink urine.
- Constipation: The muscles used for stool elimination are used for urine control as well. If you have constipation for a long time, then the muscles may become dysfunctional and cause bedwetting.
- Emotional problems: If your child has emotional stress due to some traumatic incidents such as the death of a loved one, sexual abuse, joining a new school, etc, it can lead to bedwetting.
The doctor can determine the reason for bedwetting through a proper diagnosis.
How is Bedwetting Diagnosed?
The doctor will conduct a physical exam and will ask you about your medical history. The doctor may conduct blood tests, urine tests, and imaging tests to know if the bedwetting is caused by some underlying condition. If the doctor determines that bedwetting is not caused by any medical problem the child will be treated as primary bedwetting problem.
Treatment for Bedwetting
Most children do not need any treatment for bedwetting and it gets resolved on its own by 5 years. If treatment is required, it is based on the cause of bedwetting. The different treatment options include:
- Behavioural changes such as reducing fluid consumption before sleeping, urinating before going to bed, bladder therapy, etc. can also help
- Treating the underlying medical conditions
- Using medications to prevent urine production at night
- Bedwetting alarms can be connected to the moisture-sensitive pad. If the alarm senses urine, the alarm sounds and awakens the child and stops the child from urinating
Meet Dr Mallikarjuna Reddy to Treat the Bedwetting Problem of Your Child
Dr Mallikarjuna Reddy has been working as a pediatric urologist in Hyderabad for over 30 years. He is recognized as the best urologist and robotic surgeon in Hyderabad. He offers both medical and surgical treatments for all kinds of urological issues in children. He also uses the latest tools and equipment to ensure the procedure is less painful for the children. Bedwetting is not a serious concern and Dr Mallikarjuna Reddy has hands on experience in treating the condition. To schedule an appointment, call us or fill out the online form.