How is voiding dysfunction in children treated?

Treatment options are based on the underlying cause of the voiding dysfunction, severity of symptoms, and findings from the physical, laboratory, and medical test results. Treatment may consist of one or more of the following approaches. Your providers will discuss which specific method(s) will be tried with your child.

  • Managing constipation
  • Eliminating bladder irritants
  • Treating urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Incorporating behavioral interventions: Behavioral interventions are tools and techniques children and their parents can use to gain control over voiding dysfunction. The goals of behavioral interventions are to help your child remain dry and empty the bladder effectively.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/27/2016.

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