Voiding Improvement Program (VIP)
To make an appointment call Central Scheduling at (414) 607-5280 or toll free (877) 607-5280.
Urinary incontinence in children is a common problem. It is estimated that more than 19,000 Wisconsin children and teens ages 5 to 15 wet the bed and/or have poor bladder control during the day. Children with voiding problems may have some of the following symptoms:
- Daytime wetting.
- Nighttime wetting.
- Voiding often.
- Not voiding often enough.
- Wiggling, dancing, squatting or holding self before going to the bathroom.
- Rushing to get to the bathroom on time.
- Multiple urinary tract infections.
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Voiding Improvement Program (VIP):
- Improves self-esteem by helping children and teens deal with the anxiety, embarrassment and stress this problem often causes.
- Provides a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and teens with daytime and nighttime wetting or other voiding problems.
- Rules out medical problems that may contribute to urinary incontinence.
- Educates families, children and teens about their condition and help them choose and implement a plan that fits their unique needs.
The VIP staff offers a sensitive approach, along with today's knowledge and technology, to evaluate and treat children with voiding disorders. They will compile a detailed history, perform a physical exam and may obtain diagnostic testing, based on the child's symptoms. Treatment options are based on each child's needs and may include:
- Treatment of associated constipation and/or urinary tract infections.
- Behavior modification, such as:
- Enuresis alarm for bed-wetting.
- Structured voiding schedule.
- Biofeedback training (Urology Clinic).
- Long-term follow-up and support.
Learn more about how to prepare for your child's appointment.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.