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My daughter has accidents
cwoolsey posted:
I have a 5 year old daughter who as frequent accidents 5-6 times a day. She also can't control her bladder at night. I have been to a specialist twice and had every test imaginable for her. All the do is put her on Ditropan to help her stop having her accidents. She constantly has a UTI and just barely was treated in the hospital for a horrible kidney infection. I'm at a loss. I just want an answer....why does she get the UTI? how can I help her so it doesn't get worse? I'm sick of the doctor just putting a bandaid on the problem...... If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it.
Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
Urinary questions seem to be among the most common issues that come up on this board. You might find some insight from this thread:

Or here:

UTIs in girls often have no specific cause-- they're essentially bad luck. Sometimes, there is a specific thing that contributes, like kidney reflux (urine going backwards to kidneys) or chronic holding of urine and/or stool. Your daughter has probably been evaluated for these things. It sounds like you need to speak with these doctors who have ordered these tests to get the answers you need (and deserve).

Best of luck