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The aim of the paediatric continence service, is to promote continence, by supporting children/young people and their families to improve their symptoms, utilising a holistic assessment to provide options on treatment and intervention and offering education on behavioural and lifestyle changes that can promote bladder and bowel health.
Children are generally expected to be dry by a developmental age of 5 years.
Nocturnal enuresis is a term used for children and young people 5-19 years with bedwetting. Guidance indicates treatment options should be made available for children from 5 years of age. (NICE 2010)
Constipation in childhood can manifest with a variety of symptoms ,most commonly these include, the infrequent passage of stool (less than 3 complete stools weekly),difficulty/pain when passing stool, passage of hard ,large stools or hard pellets (rabbit droppings), stool with-holding behaviours, abdominal discomfort and faecal incontinence.
Idiopathic constipation is described as constipation that cannot be explained by any anatomical or physiological abnormalities.
Last reviewed: 16 September 2019
Next review: 16 September 2021
Author(s): Paediatric Continence Service