The nurse practitioners of Pediatric Surgical Associates specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Urinary Incontinence in children.
Urinary incontinence can be defined as the loss of bladder control, which results in the accidental loss of urine. A child with Urinary incontinence may not stay dry during the day or night. Some Urinary incontinence is caused by a health problem such as:
- constipation, a condition in which a child has fewer than two bowel movements a week and stools can be hard, dry, small, and difficult to pass
- a urinary tract infection (UTI)
- nerve problems
- diabetes, a condition where blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high
- kidney problems
- a structural problem in the urinary tract
At times, the exact cause of Urinary Incontinence is not known, but it is often the result of more than one factor. If your child is experiencing Urinary Incontinence, please schedule an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners. We may be reached at (612) 813-8000.