U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 36-year-old male asked:

My four year old daughter continuously says she has a sensation to urinate. she goes to the bathroom every 5 minutes or so and 1 out of ten times actually urinates. could this be a bladder infection? the urine does not smell strong at all.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
UTI: Yes, a urinary tract infection is the most likely cause. She needs to see a doctor or clinic ASAP for diagnosis and probably antibiotic treatment.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe/not: A lot of 4 yo girls have local irritation at their pee hole from sitting in a soapy water bath without a good rinse. The soap can leave an irritating film that leads to itching/digging/ .This can lead to a UTI or just the symptoms mentioned. Having the kid shower in the tub (spray nozzle) and rinsing the bottom well often ends all related symptoms within a week.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 24, 2022


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.