What is the role of behavioral therapy in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) in children?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Voiding regimens are instituted in all children with OAB. Voiding is recommended every 2-3 hours while the child is awake. This often requires assistance from teachers to ensure that the child is complying with a voiding regimen at school.

In children who do not empty their bladder completely (increased postvoid residual volume), the practitioner should institute a double voiding regimen, whereby the child voids and then waits a minute or two and tries to void again, to improve bladder emptying.


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