South Tyneside and Sunderland's Children's Bladder and Bowel Team are here to support children aged 0-19 with any issues relating to their continence.
If you concerned that your child has an issue please contact your GP or health professional (school nurse or health visitor) for advice. Health professionals will work with you (a Level 1 assessment requiring the parent/carer to complete a 3 day fluid and 2 week bowel chart) and after 12 week period if there no progress the health professional or parent can self-refer into the children's bladder and bowel service (Level 2).
You will be invited to attend face to face appointments in our clinic, which are approximately 3 months apart. For each of these appointments, you may be advised to complete 3 day fluid and 2 week bowel charts.
Your Bladder and Bowel nurse will conduct an assessment and recommend a treatment pathway and plan with you. They can refer to other services on your behalf if required and has an obligation to review child and family wellbeing at all times.
Tel: 0191 2834754
Main office: Clarendon, Windmill Way, Hebburn NE31 1AT
Constipation in Children and Young People:
Drinks that can irritate the bladder and cause day and night time wetting are; caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee, energy drinks, hot chocolate, chocolate milk shakes, green tea, fizzy drinks, blackcurrant and citrus fruit drinks. Alternatives are water, well-diluted apple, peach, pear, kiwi, mango, barley, summer fruit juices (with no blackcurrant or citrus fruits in them).
Nocturnal enuresis is the involuntary discharge of urine during sleep.
If you are concerned about your child's Nocturnal enuresis, then please contact your health professional for a level 1 assessment of the bladder AND bowel.
Eric's Guide to night time wetting
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Daytime wetting is anything from damp patches in your child’s pants to a full-blown wee accident. Our expert information can help children stop wetting.
Children wetting themselves during the day is very common: one in seven children aged four and one in 20 children aged nine are affected. You and your family are not alone in dealing with this issue. Please contact your health professional for a level 1 assessment of the bladder AND bowel.
ERIC's Guide to Children's Daytime Bladder Problems
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