My son (13) and I were at a friend of mines house with her daughter who is a few years older, we were standing around the kitchen talking when I don’t know if he was to shy to ask for the bathroom he wet himself. My friend is actually a nurse, she asked if I wanted her to have a look at his genitals to see if everything is looking healthy, she said he looks very underdeveloped for his age which could mean he has weak pelvic muscles. She gave him a few pairs of tena lady pants she had at home to wear for the time being, it happened again a couple days later while we were out luckily he was wearing the pants. What can be done to help this?
There are many causes of incontinence in children, and it is actually more common than you think! The best thing to do is to not worry too much and take him to a Doctor. They will be able to ensure there is no serious problems and do a scan.
Surprisingly, constipation can often cause urinary leaks in children. Straining while having bowel movements can weaken the pelvic floor muscles, while a full bowel can also press down on the bladder.
Caffeine and sugar are also common triggers for leaks.
How heavy are his leaks? I can recommend a product for him if needed.