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Glossary for Urinary incontinence in children

  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Bladder conditions: Any condition affecting the bladder
  • Caffeine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to caffeine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Cystitis: Bladder infection or inflammation
  • Dysuria: Painful urination
  • Enlarged adenoids: Enlargement of the adenoid glands, which lie in the oropharynx.
  • Enlarged tonsils: Enlargement of the tonsils, which are glands found in the oropharynx.
  • Enuresis: is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control would normally be anticipated.
  • Incontinence: The loss of control of ones bowel and or bladder function
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Overactive Bladder: The urgent need to urinate that is difficult to control. The condition may involve urinary incontinence. The prevalence of the condition increases with age.
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Spina bifida: A birth defect where the spinal vertebrae do not completely enclose the spinal cord often resulting in various degrees of nerve damage.
  • Urinary Incontinence: Reduced ability to control urine flow.
  • Urinary disorders: Any disorder that affects the urinary system
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Urination pain: Urinary pain or burning related to urination (dysuria)

 

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