Who will care for my child?
An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with special training on how to help kids with urine problems will see your child.
See all the members of the Urology team at CM.
What do I need to do before my child’s appointment?
- Get an X-ray of your child’s belly (abdomen) before your appointment. We will help you schedule this, often right before your appointment.
- Complete a list of questions we send you about how your child pees and poops.
- It’s helpful to take notes about your child’s peeing and pooping for 2-3 days before your appointment. This helps us understand your child's issues. Be sure to track:
- Time of the day.
- Length of time in the bathroom.
- The color of the pee and poop and what it looks like.
Helpful Documents to Complete before your Visit
Your child may also need:
- Ultrasound of your child’s urine system.
- Bladder scan.
- Urine test.
- Urine culture (to check for infection).
Some treatment options:
- Behavior training or modification.
- Bladder medications.
- Medications to help with pooping or referral to BRICK clinic/GI
- Pediatric pelvic floor physical therapy with biofeedback. This will help your child strengthen and relax the muscles that hold and release pee.
- Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Simulation (PTNS) - A therapy to stimulate the nerves in your leg that talk to to your bladder. This can help to calm down your bladder so you have to pee less often.
What to Expect
How long will my appointment be?
Please plan for at least 40 minutes for your appointment with us, in addition to any x-rays your child may need.
Where will my appointment be?
- The first appointment will be in person so we can do a physical exam. You can choose one of these locations:
- Follow-up visits can be either be in person or using Children’s Mercy KidCare Anywhere telehealth app. This will be your choice.
How often will my child need to be seen?
This will depend on your child’s health issue, their symptoms, and when you are available.