January 2, 2012
Health Tip: When It's Time to Call the Doctor About Bedwetting
Signs there could be a medical problem
(HealthDay News) -- Most cases of bedwetting aren't something to worry about, experts say, but occasionally they can represent a medical problem.
The Nemours Foundation says you should call a pediatrician about bedwetting if:
- It suddenly occurs after six months of dry nights.
- A child wets his/her pants during the day.
- Behavioral problems start suddenly at home or school.
- The child needs to urinate frequently, or complains of burning or pain during urination.
- The child suddenly has increased appetite or increased thirst.
- Swelling suddenly develops near the ankles or feet.
- Bedwetting persists after the child's seventh birthday.