The Bladder Function Improvement Training (BFIT) Program is a comprehensive approach to managing dysfunctional bladder emptying (urinating) and includes expertise in the treatment of nighttime wetting. Our program also treats vesicoureteral reflux. Children referred to our program are evaluated and managed by our experienced urology nurse practitioners and urologists.
Learn more about nighttime wetting in our "Ask the Expert" video below.
Many children with dysfunctional voiding show poor pelvic floor muscle relaxation caused by “holding it.” It is a learned behavior that develops over time, leading to an abnormal urine stream and poor emptying of the bladder. While dysfunctional bladder emptying happens in the voiding phase, a child will often have symptoms when not voiding, such as wetting. In most children, voiding problems can be treated without surgery.
Signs that your child has dysfunctional bladder emptying include: