Skip to content


Parents of Tweens and Teens - Welcome to your home!

Bundles of hormones, emotions, and insecurities. Rebellion, dating, school problems, peer and societal pressures, its our job to see these kids to adulthood. Get the support you need here!

Teen Boys' Health
Teen Girls' Health
Teen Health Center
11 year old weak bladder - help
jay11 posted:
Hi there

My 11 year old daughter has a really weak bladder, I have had her to a specialist etc to rule out any infections he thinks its just cause she is growing fast and close to puberty but wondering if anyone has any tips or a similar situation

It doesn't happen heaps that she will wet herself she is good at going to the toilet regularly to avoid this but she gets soooo embarrassed if it does happen.

Her main problem is once it starts she can't stop the flow, at the bladder specialist he made her do a test drink 1 drink bottle of water then wait till she needed to pee then she had to wait 10 more mins so she was a bit busting then she was allowed to pee into a 20ml cup then hold for 30 sec repeat again then empty her bladder, well the first pee into the cup she couldn't stop and pee'd all over the floor, she burst into tears and was so embarrassed. She has to also practice holding when she feels the urge for 10 minutes and stopping and starting the flow on the loo.

Things like laughing, cold water etc are the main things that cause an accident or being caught not near a loo.

I can see she is starting to not want to be in social situation etc incase this happens I have tried her using an absorbent pad but it doenst seem to hold enough

Any help really appreciated

Spotlight: Member Stories

Sorry I just realized I posted this in the wrong place.

Helpful Tips

Signs of Early Puberty in Girls
See your doctor if your daughter shows signs of puberty like breast development, pubic or underarm hair development, rapid height growth, ... More
Was this Helpful?
18 of 32 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.