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Old 06-28-2011, 11:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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In the last few days my DD has been peeing really frequently - sometimes several times an hour.  She's also become obsessed with "peeing in the woods" and is thrilled that she has finally "learned" this skill.  But she pees all the time in the toilet too - she just says she feels like she has to go, she's just happy now she doesn't have to come inside if she's out playing. eyesroll.gif When she first started seeming to need to pee all the time I figured she had a UTI starting up so I made her drink loads so she'd have lots to pee when she needed to.  But she says it doesn't hurt at all to pee and if we're somewhere that she just can't go (like driving with nowhere to stop) she holds it without complaint and is fine, and sometimes even forgets that she "needs" to go for a while.  If she gets really absorbed in something, she can go for hours without peeing - yesterday she was playing with a friend and peed maybe twice all afternoon.

 

DH and I suspect that she's just going through a phase of being obsessed with peeing and has discovered that if she gets up frequently after going to bed, it lets her stay up later and pop into my sewing room to see what I'm doing.  However, I'm taking her to the doctor tomorrow anyway to get her checked out. 

 

Has anyone else had this - frequent urination with NO other UTI symptoms, no hint of a fever, fully cheerful and full of beans, just wants to pee all the time?


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YES! Both my LO's went through this one was 5 and one was almost 6. It freaked me out and I had their blood sugar checked to rule out diabetes. I recall at the time hearing that this is quite common. In both my kids it only lasted a few months.

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FTR if anyone ever searches this topic - our dr said it was most likely a slighty physical injury.  That is, at some point DD whacked herself (like on a playground bar or something) or (my guess) she was poking herself in the shower or something.

 

Anyway, she had no infection, and the behaviour resolved in less than a week.  She's fine now.


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