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My 5 year old granddaughter is still wetting her pants

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My 5 year old granddaughter is still wetting her pants several times a day. Is this a problem that a child psychogist can help with?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 8 months ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. If the wetting of her pants occurs primarily in the day time and she has been seen by her pediatrician, than seeing a child psychologist would be best. A child psychologist can help get down to the root cause of this behavior (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma, etc...) and treat that which will resolve the day time wetting. But I would recommend having her see her pediatrician first to rule out any organic cause for this day time wetting before seeing the child psychologist.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She has seen pediatrician. Should she see a bladder specialist before seeking other help?
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 8 months ago.

If a urologist is recommended than yes she should.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK...thanks. I will tell daughter.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 8 months ago.

You are most welcome. I wish your grand-daughter all the best and I hope this issue resolves very soon.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 8 months ago.

I hope this helps to provide you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns as I would be happy to continue assisting you regarding this issue.

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