Voiding dysfunction (urinating problems) is a condition where the bladder does not empty completely. It is very common in children, and as a result, this can set the stage for urinary tract infections as well as daytime and nighttime wetting.
Your doctor may want to learn more about your child's habits at home. Completing a Patient Voiding History (PDF) or answering some detailed questions can help us better understand your concerns.
Constipation may make it difficult for a child to empty his/her bladder. Surprisingly, good bowel hygiene is important for good kidney health.
It is also important for the child to drink lots of fluids. Water is best. Check the color of the child’s urine to know whether he/she is drinking enough. The child’s urine should look pale yellow or almost clear.