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My child has had a new problem of having to urinate many times a day?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Usually benign
Children quite commonly develop episodes of urinary frequency for no apparent reason.
Certainly worth having a urinalysis which bwill rule out a possible uti, especially if child can sleep thru the night without wetting or needing the bathroom. An overactive bladder, or rare case of pediatric interstitial cystitis might be considered if symptom persits >2 months, or has significant nocturia..

In brief: Usually benign
Children quite commonly develop episodes of urinary frequency for no apparent reason.
Certainly worth having a urinalysis which bwill rule out a possible uti, especially if child can sleep thru the night without wetting or needing the bathroom. An overactive bladder, or rare case of pediatric interstitial cystitis might be considered if symptom persits >2 months, or has significant nocturia..
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. George Klauber
I originally agreed with Dr. Vandersteen's excellent answer, however the same question has appeared as leading question for me to answer for quite some time and this appears only way to make it disappear.!
Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Needs a urinalysis
Get a urinalysis.
Sudden onset of frequent urination may be a sign of a bladder infection, bladder hyperactivity, or other disorder. If the frequent urination occurs only during the day and your child sleeps all night long without awakening to urinate and without wetting the bed, it is very likely an innocent condition that will resolve with time. If he/she has other symptoms, see your md.

In brief: Needs a urinalysis
Get a urinalysis.
Sudden onset of frequent urination may be a sign of a bladder infection, bladder hyperactivity, or other disorder. If the frequent urination occurs only during the day and your child sleeps all night long without awakening to urinate and without wetting the bed, it is very likely an innocent condition that will resolve with time. If he/she has other symptoms, see your md.
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. George Klauber
Agree with Dr. Vanderstein. Have found "inocent" urinary frequency is more frequent in boys than girls. Most often between 4 - 8-years-of-age & lasts 4 -8 weeks & settles down spontaneously. Apart from UTIs may have been caused by an episode of bladder "overstreching". But keys is child is not wetting and does not wake more than once all night.
In brief: Get evaluated
Although this is anew finding, it is usually not a significant problem. A basic evaluation should be performed inlcuding a urinalysis and testing to rule out anatomic obstruction.
If the workup is normal, then observation or medical therapy are viable options.

In brief: Get evaluated
Although this is anew finding, it is usually not a significant problem. A basic evaluation should be performed inlcuding a urinalysis and testing to rule out anatomic obstruction.
If the workup is normal, then observation or medical therapy are viable options.
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