What are the treatment options for enuresis?

Updated: Jan 16, 2018
  • Author: Wm Lane M Robson, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCP(Glasg); Chief Editor: Marc Cendron, MD  more...
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Preliminary management focusing on behavioral modification and positive reinforcement is often helpful. Bladder training exercises are not recommended, because they have not been demonstrated to be effective. The only therapies proved to be effective are alarm therapy and treatment with desmopressin acetate or imipramine. Enuresis per se is not a surgically treated condition. Treatment is usually not recommended for children younger than 6 or 7 years.


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