Posted by: Charlotte Noon | 2010/05/26


My daughter''s ''wee problem''

Hi there

My six-year-old daughter has the urge to wee but can''t. The problem is worst in the morning when she wakes up, manages to wee, but then feels she needs to wee more, but can''t. She keeps going back to the toilet, but then can''t wee. Mind you, the problem does seem to wane when she is busy and as the day progresses, so I wonder if there is a psychological element at play?

Her urine has been tested twice for cystitis/bladder infections, but there is no sign of this and no stinging sensation. Citru-soda and anti spasmodic pills prescribd by the doctor haven''t helped.

What can the problem be?

Kind regards

Expert's Reply



The most likely cause of your daughter's symptoms is a urinary system infection. I note that her urine has been tested twice without any infection being detected. Her symptoms are of sufficient concern to require her to be seen by a paediatrician. She requires special tests including an ultra-sound examination of her urinary system and kidneys.

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