Storage symptoms

Many symptoms can be seen in regard to urine storage. Learn more about each of them below.

  • Increased or decreased voiding frequency: Voiding frequency is variable and is influenced by age as well as by diuresis and fluid intake
  • Urinary incontinence (day and night) can be continuous or intermittent. The subdivisions of incontinence include continuous incontinence, intermittent incontinence, daytime incontinence, and enuresis. Continuous incontinence refers to constant urine leakage (day and night) usually associated with congenital malformations. Intermittent incontinence that occurs while awake is termed daytime incontinence. When intermittent incontinence occurs exclusively during sleeping periods, it is termed enuresis.
  • Urgency refers to the sudden and unexpected experience of an immediate and compelling need to void. The term is not applicable before the attainment of bladder control. The symptom of urgency is often a sign of bladder overactivity
  • Nocturia: is the complaint that the child has to wake at night to void. Unlike enuresis, nocturia does not result in incontinence.

Terms and definitions

Primary incontinence
Secondary incontinence
Continuous incontinence
Daytime incontinence
Primary enuresis
Secondary enuresis
Monosymptomatic enuresis
Non-monosymptomatic enuresis
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