Treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Children

  • Lynn Parker
  • William Whitehead


Bladder and bowel control typically occurs by age 3. Toilet training is usually accomplished by parents without the need for professional intervention. However, because of the use of ineffective training procedures or physical limitations, many children remain incontinent throughout the early school years. Lack of bladder or bowel control is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders. Although spontaneous remissions occur from early childhood through adolescence, the majority of incontinent children will require treatment.


Urinary Incontinence Fecal Incontinence Spina Bifida External Anal Sphincter External Sphincter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn Parker
    • 1
  • William Whitehead
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Hospital of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Gerontology Research CenterJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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