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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by Embee View Post

I'm finding this thread incredibly reassuring. As normal as the doc knew it to be, we're the only family I know (until now that is) that's experienced it. It's just nice to connect with some others who have been through/are going through this.
I relate to that although we are years past the issue. When he was going through it, I didn't know anyone else who had experienced the same thing...it would have been really nice for me to connect, and be reassured, back then. Really though, speaking from the "other side" of this, as much as I know it probably drives you crazy, it will stop eventually.
post #22 of 35
Sometimes frequent peeing is the only symptom that comes with a UTI for young children.
post #23 of 35
Add my ds to the list of boys who've had it. We tested him for a uti - which was negative, and the doctor said nothing else : DH read on the internet that it can be stress-related, and that seems to be true for our ds. the first time it happened was when we were selling our house/packing/getting ready to move. he was 4 1/2. the second time was when we were moving from one rental to another - it was only like four months later. i wish i could remember how long each episode lasted, but i can't. he's seven now and it hasn't happened again.

nak
post #24 of 35
Funny that it is such a boy thing and mamas of girls immediately (and reasonably) think UTI.
post #25 of 35
WOW!!! I am soooo glad to have found this thread! Pollakiuria is EXACTLY what my 4 yr old has been going through. We had him to a Pediatric Urologist and the best he could say was that my son was constipated and needed a circumcision!! Needless to say, I did not make another appointment with him, what a crock of s**t. Thanks so much for giving us a name this condition. My DS is a very sensitive kid, and I can totally understand about the stress factor.
post #26 of 35
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IReally though, speaking from the "other side" of this, as much as I know it probably drives you crazy, it will stop eventually.
I have every confidence. Yet, I appreciate your reassurance just the same.

We're currently enjoying a normal peeing period. We're about 3 weeks out. DS and I walked 3 miles today without one stop! What a nice change of pace. I admit, I'm hoping that last bout was "the last."

Em
post #27 of 35
Ok, I'm incredibly grateful for this thread because.... DS is gearing up for another "episode." It was nice to know I could come here and vent.

What's more, I know the exact trigger of this one. DS has been enjoying a "pee NOT often period" for some weeks now. Last Sunday, he had a friend over and they were having such a good time that he didn't go as often as he should have an "nearly" had an accident. It was enough to get the ball rolling. This is definitely a stress thing for him, but more "I need to take care of myself" before I can move on, start a project, continue a project, go on a walk, read a book, watch a program, etc. This is VERY much ME. I'm the kind of person who needs the house tidied and all things put away at the end of the night if I'm fully able to enjoy my "me time." I sometimes release this way of thinking and it's oh so liberating but for the most part, I must have things in place to "relax" and this is in other parts of my life as well. I'm an obsessive planner, want all things taken care of before *enter event here.* Man, you should have seen me before DS was born. I was a maniac! In the case of peeing however, DS takes it to a whole new level.

I don't know if anyone will chime in again on the thread, but it was nice to know it was here to talk things through with myself as we step into another few weeks (or months?) of "I pee freely." And as luck would have it, we're going on vacation next week--a week in a house with two other families. Well, at least this time I can offer the condition name!

The best to all, hope you're all fairing well!

Em
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by newfiemomma View Post
We had him to a Pediatric Urologist and the best he could say was that my son was constipated and needed a circumcision!!
Egads! RUN AWAY!

Embee, good luck with the vacation.
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by Embee View Post

I don't know if anyone will chime in again on the thread, but it was nice to know it was here to talk things through with myself as we step into another few weeks (or months?) of "I pee freely." And as luck would have it, we're going on vacation next week--a week in a house with two other families. Well, at least this time I can offer the condition name!

The best to all, hope you're all fairing well!

Em
Well we seem to be on the improvement on this issue. We were at the children's museum for about 3 hours yesterday and DS only had to go pee twice-- actually *I* had to pee more than he did since my coffee consumption has been going up. :
post #30 of 35
Glad to hear things are going better!
post #31 of 35
My ds had this too, when he was 5 and a half. I took him to the doctor, and she tested his urine. It was fine. She said that the urge to pee is real, it will pass, and let him pee as often as he wants too.

It did pass.
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
Egads! RUN AWAY!

Embee, good luck with the vacation.
LOL. Thanks.

So far, it's hasn't reached obsessive proportions, just a little more frequency than normal. In any case, we're heading out on vacation with confidence. DH and I are resolve not to make a big deal of it as usual. And, if we need to vent only when DH and I are alone, "OMG, if he runs for the bathroom one more time during this movie, I'm gonna lose it!" Seriously, an 80 minute movie can take 2 1/4 hours around here!

The best,
Em
post #33 of 35
Been through this before....!!! Someone may have already responded to your question but if it's not a medical condition, then it's most likely what the call Extraordinary Daytime Urinary Frequency. At one point, my son was going every 5 minutes for hours. Sometimes every minute! Luckily, his preschool teacher said it was not happening in school. Apparently, it's common in 5-6 year olds and is often brought on by a traumatic experience(however, very rarely is the traumatic experience ever found). In your case, it may have been the vacation. Maybe he seemed happy to be there but inside he was freaking out about the new experience or the airplane? Maybe he thought he was never going home? Our first time around with this lasted about 3-4 weeks with a peak in the middle. The second and third times were only for a few days at a time.

ETA: after reading through this thread I see many have suggested Pollakiuria. It's the same thing that I mentioned, just a funnier yet easier name
post #34 of 35
I am glad to know that this might be normal in a boy. With my son the only difference is that he is a bit older he is 9yo. I noticed the frequency after a trip to Florida. In the airport alone he used the boys room about 4 time in a period of 1/2 hour. While in the plane he got up about another 5 times and this was a 3 hour trip. The information I have read has comfort me a bit but I will take him to see his Doctor just to make sure.
post #35 of 35
Has he been tested for diabetes? Is he drinking excessive amounts?

My DSS was diagnose diabetic at 2.5 yr and that was a major sign.
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