MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Bedwetting treatment brings relief

Samantha Hembree says her daughter Railynn's case is an issue both night and day, which makes learning difficult for the 4-year-old. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Bedwetting and overactive bladder are conditions children typically outgrow. But what can be done in the meantime?

One parent and child found relief by visiting a urologist.

"Generally, it's thought that bedwetting is due to a delay in the maturation of the nervous system development of control over the bladder," Dr. Gregory Carter of Pisgah Urology said. "It's a large problem; it's a common problem, and it's very disruptive to the child's life and the parents' lives."

But, Samantha Hembree says her daughter Railynn's case is an issue both night and day, which makes learning difficult for the 4-year-old.

"At school, she was going every five minutes," Hembree recalled. "She could drink something and every five to 10 minutes for the next hour, she was going to the restroom."

"Once we made sure it was just a pediatric version of overactive bladder, (we) started her on medication which completely eliminated the daytime and nighttime leakage," Carter explained of Railynn's case.

"She sleeps all night," Hembree said. "We're not really having any issues with it. She's doing good."

Like most children who've conquered the problem, Railynn is no longer embarrassed and has grown socially.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending