Enuresis: Diagnosis

Enuresis is diagnosed in children who are at least 5 years old and experience urinary incontinence, whether during the day or at night, involuntary or intentional. It’s considered enuresis if it occurs at least twice a week for at least 3 months, or if it is creating problems for the child in school or social environments. Before a diagnosis is made a clinician will perform a physical exam to make sure that the child is not suffering from a urinary tract infection, diabetes, or another medical condition that produces similar symptoms.