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Frequent urination, 8 year old girl
An_257575 posted:
Hello my daughter is eight and has been using the bathroom at least 2 times in an hour for the past few days. She has wet the bed about 3 times in the past 3 weeks and now is having trouble not to pee herself during her regular day. She claims that she doesn't feel the need to go before she has an accident. We have treated her in the past for frequent UTIs with her doctors suggestions of cranberry juice and this time it doesn't seem like the typical UTI. Thoughts? Thank you
atti_editor responded:

Here is some information on overactive bladder in children that you may find helpful. The above link lists some possible causes from anxiety to consuming foods she may be allergic to and more. A UTI is another possibility as you mention -- they can have different symptoms, so I wouldn't rule it out because it is different than her previous ones. I would suggest an appointment with your daughter's doctor as it is the fastest and most accurate way to find out what is causing your daughter's frequent urination and provide proper treatment options. Please let us know how she is doing!

Best wishes,

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