Testing & Diagnosis for Enuresis (urinary incontinence) in Children

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How is enuresis diagnosed?

Enuresis is only diagnosed in children 5 years or older. The tests used for diagnosing nighttime and daytime wetting are the same.

In most cases, enuresis is diagnosed based on a review of a complete medical history along with a physical exam. However, diagnostic tests may be used to determine if there is an underlying medical problem. These tests include:

  • urinalysis

  • uroflowmetry (a non-invasive test used to measure pattern and quality of urine flow)

  • ultrasound

  • x-ray of the abdomen and pelvis

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