Primary nocturnal enuresis is night-time bedwetting in a child who has not yet been dry and is still wetting past the age of 6 years of age. Normally 15-20% of all 4-5 year olds wet the bed and there is a 50% chance of an offspring being a bed wetter if one parent was a bed wetter with chances increasing to 80% if both parents wet the bed as young children.
Almost twice as many boys as girls wet the bed. The "cause" of bedwetting for MOST children is not psychological, behavioral or emotional, although the child and family can find it upsetting and stressful. It is important to know that the problem is NOT THEIR FAULT.
This clinic provides education, treatment and counselling to the child and parents and is intended to help children over 7 years of age stop wetting the bed by use of medication and/or alarms along with support of their parents and medical staff.
The target groups is bed wetters 7-16 years of age.
A referral is needed to access this service. Call for more information.
A Physician's referral can be faxed to the enuresis clinic detailing concerns and also including parents name, address and home telephone number. A questionnaire package is then sent to the family and when it is returned to us we will then set up the appropriate appointments.
Pediatrician and Registered Nurses
Please visit the links below for more details about this service at various locations.
- Misericordia Community Hospital
Room 231, 2nd floor of the Mother Rosalie Health Services Centre (3 Story walk up building in front of the Misericordia Hospital)
16940 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 4H5; 780-735-2731