Childhood Diseases

Posted by: desperado | 2012-08-22


frequent urination concern in boy

I have a really irritating problem with my 3 year old son.
It all started after a weekend getaway at a warm water resort in June.
He want to urinate ALL the time. He will literally urinate every minute. I can''t go anywhere cos have to stop next to the road or run to loo''s up to 5 times during a 10 min grocerie trip..
He wakes up to 12 times at night to go to the loo. And he have to go NOW or he gets hysterical

I thought it was bladder infection so took him to the doctor but they did not pick up anything. Gave him antibiotics anyway for the reason that we were on the trip and were in warm water swimming pools so just in case. After a week it was still going on so I took him back. They told me it''s maybe all in the mind thing and that it does happen with boys some time they can''t find anything wrong.

So I ignored it, gave him probiotics. It did get better 3 weeks later. And I noticed that it stopped a bit but the moment we walk into a restaurant or he''s on the spot he have to go.. so I was feeling more relaxed that it was maybe just a phase

But now 4 days ago it started all over again. They even start complaining at chreche coz he comes back from the loo, sit 1 min and then jump up again to go. it disrupts his sleep, and routine and just make every ones life miserable.

When he goes there''s always few drops coming out. So I''m really confused as what to do next. I feel sorry for him because I can see it''s irritating. Did urine test again, no infection. i checked his penis, can''t see any redness or swelling, he''s totally healthy. Don''t know if it''s psychological or physical. Should I wait or take him to a urologist? your advice will be much appreciated.

Expert's Reply



You have set your question out well. It is difficult to give you a clear answer. Your son definitely has a typical symptom of a urinary system infection known as 'frequency'. The clear relation of the start of his problem to the visit to the hot water baths also suggests a urinary infection. Has his urine been sent to a laborartory for culture or has the doctor only relied on the urine dipsticks in his rooms to rule out infection? He may have an unusual type of urinary system infection.It would be best to take him to be seen by a urologist as soon as possible.

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