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Urinary incontinence in children: the facts

Urinary incontinence in children: the facts

Children’s health

Charlotte Mawby
Children's Continence Specialist Nurse

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the lack or loss of urinary control in a child beyond toilet-training age.(1) This affects a number of children, causing distress and embarrassment to the child and their family. It impacts on the child's home and school life, limits friendship groups and attendance at clubs, and can ultimately reduce a child's self-esteem. UI is treatable; however, if left untreated it can lead to social isolation and bullying.

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