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Issues with continence can be stressful and worrying for both parents and children. Many common continence issues can be improved or even cured. It can be hard to know where to look for accurate information, and parents are often unsure whether to seek treatment or whether their child may “grow out of it”.  Everyone’s situation is unique, and we feel that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their best possible continence. Thorough assessment and an individualised treatment plan can help you and your child to feel confident in working towards being happy and healthy without barriers or limitations.

Daytime Wetting

Loss of bladder control during the day occurs in 3-12% of children aged 5-17 years. It can be caused by a number of factors. 

Bedwetting

Also known as enuresis, bedwetting can occur every night or only once in a while.  Bedwetting is not caused by laziness or being naughty. 

Urinary Urgency & Frequency

Urgency is the sudden desire to pass urine without prior warning, and frequency is characterised by more than ten visits to the toilet. 

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are very common.  If your child suffers from recurrent urinary tract infections, treatment and advice from a medical specialist is essential.

Dysfunctional Voiding

Common symptoms include: Hesitant or weak urine stream, urinary tract infections or a feeling of incomplete emptying. 

Constipation

Constipation is common. Problems include less frequent bowel motions, trouble passing bowel motions or bowel motions that are too hard and dry.  

Soiling

Also know as encopresis, soiling refers to bowel motions in places other than the toilet. It can vary from a “skid mark”, to a smear, to a large amount.