Getting the urine and stool in the toilet without pain and on a normal schedule can be a major challenge. Adult bowel and bladder function is generally effortless and many parents expect children to adapt to this normal life process with relative ease. Most children transition from diapers to self-managed toileting without much difficulty, but when things don’t go smoothly it can be a major mess and headache. The larger the child having accidents, the larger the distress for all involved. Not uncommonly school age children with have problems with soiling and wetting day or night. Many children old and young battle chronic constipation.
Youth bowel and bladder dysfunction can involve a complex entanglement of physical, emotional, developmental behavioral and interpersonal issues. The Pediatricians at Canyon View Pediatrics are uniquely trained to handle such a challenge. Our multidisciplinary training across many subspecialties enlightens a thorough perspective of the many facets contributing to messy pants.
After a thorough evaluation most solutions are apparent and treatment straightforward. For more complicated cases a subspecialist is occasionally necessary. Our assessment will help us direct you should such action be necessary.