Secondary enuresis is accidental bed-wetting in the day or night by a child who has had bladder control for at least 6 to 12 months. This condition may be a result of a medical condition (such as diabetes, bladder or urinary tract infections, constipation, allergies, and seizure disorders), a side effect of certain medicines, or a sign of increased stress in the child's life.
A child who has this condition should be evaluated by a doctor.
Current as of: July 26, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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