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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 37 years experience
No & Yes: Not likely to damage kidney, but definitely can predispose to urinary tract infections.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 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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