If your child is struggling, get help right away!
Constipation can lead to stool accumulation in the rectum, which exerts pressure on the bladder. This pressure can result in urinary leaks during daytime and sleep, causing the feeling of urgency like "I have to go now! I can't hold it anymore!" or the unpleasant realization of an accident, saying, "Oh no, it came out."
Bedwetting in older children can stem from various causes, and constipation is one of the most common culprits. It's important to note that children can experience constipation even if they have a daily bowel movement. It's also essential to rule out other potential causes, such as sleep apnea, enlarged tonsils or adenoids, and family history.
At Westchester Pelvic Health, our team of experts at Physical Therapy 4 Kids specializes in helping children improve muscle coordination, enhance bowel emptying, and resolve urinary leaks and bedwetting issues. Understanding this is not a behavioral problem is crucial, as no child willingly wants to soil themselves.
If you find yourself frustrated with these symptoms, it's time to seek our 1:1 care in a private setting. Our appointments are tailored to provide dedicated attention and last for one hour.
Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. If you are concerned about your child, don't hesitate to contact us for an evaluation. We're here to help.
Prana Practitioner Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT is the Owner and Director of Physical Therapy 4 Kids.
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