A 32-year-old female asked:

My 3-yr-old sometimes refuses to pass urine for 8-10 hrs. will that damage her kidney in the long run or increase risk of urinary tract infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No & Yes: Not likely to damage kidney, but definitely can predispose to urinary tract infections.
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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Make sure that he is drinking adequate water for his size and activities.
Jul 26, 2014
Last updated Jul 18, 2018


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