My Daughter Pee's every 5 Minutes

@Michele21 (3099)
United States
March 7, 2007 9:07pm CST
My 6 year old daughter is driving me crazy!! She is constantly running to the bathroom to pee. I mean like every 5-10 minutes when we are at home, and if we are shopping she has to go them too. I asked her if she goes that often at school and she said no..so what is the deal?? I have made sure she is cleaning herself properly/enough but could something be wrong with her? Is she trying to get attention? She drinks alot of water but still she is going so often I don't know what to think. Can I have your opinions?? Everyone will be rated, Thanks!!
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@royal52gens (5362)
• United States
8 Mar 07
You might take her to the doctor and have a check up done. Also, ask the doctor what he/she thinks. It could be a bladder infection or a nervous disorder or as you stated, a way to get attention or it could be boredom. Since it is a hard thing to determine and I am mom, not a doctor, I can certainly understand how difficult this situation can be. You might check with her teachers to see if her trips to the restroom have increased or not. Your daughter might not think so, but get the teacher's perspective. Has the amount of water she drinks increased?? I would not ignore this but also do not over-react either. Check things out. It will make you feel better.
• Canada
8 Mar 07
One reason for peeing like this all the is the sign of a yeast infection or bladder infection . She should have pain with it but not all people do the other thing to beware of is that she is not a diabetic . I would take her to be checked just as it could be something serious . It doesn't mean that it is as she really could just be doing it for attention but I have always felt it was better to be safe then sorry when it comes to my children . Best of luck !!
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• United States
8 Mar 07
ditto on the diabetic thing. I was like this as a kid. I heard that if you have teachers who refuse you to go to the bathroom that it can cause this type of thing and mess with the proper growth of your bladder. A teacher should never tell a child "no" when it means going to the bathroom. Mine did this.
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I was once told by my doctor that if I pee every now and then it means that my sugar level is high so I have to lessen my sugar intake in order to normalize my pee...maybe this is the problem with your daughter try to lessen her sugar intake.. :)
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@Michele21 (3099)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Thanks for the nof. I will definitely try that!!
@jbrooks0127 (2330)
• United States
8 Mar 07
What you say here is a big warning sign. She may not at all be trying to get your attention. You say she drinks a lot of water. Is it because she is always thrusty? If so the volume of water will of course cause her to have to pee. But the big concern here is that it could be a sign that she is diabetic. One more question. Does she eat a lot of food but still seem like she is loosing weight? The combination of her wanting to eat and drink but still loose weight is a classic sign of a diabetic. Her blood sugars could be running high and that causes this. How do I know? It happened to my son. He was 8 years old at the time. My wife's mother had diabetes and was beginning to have complications from it but we still didn't recognize the sign with him. He was always thrusty and hungry but was quite thin. We thought that was because he was so active but it was not. Contarary to what most people think this can strike at almost any age. My wife then came down with it at age 41. Take her to the doctor and have this checked out. If this is what she has you must get her help. You live in a time when if she takes care of herself she can live with it very well and have a normal life. But if not....well it won't be pretty. I do hope this is not it. It is a big adjustment for both you and her. But once you know how to live with it, it is not that hard at all. My son by the way is now 38, my wife is 64 and both doing well. So find out and make sure she is okay.
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@Michele21 (3099)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Thanks so much for all the information!! I will definitely make a doctors appointment for her now!!
@raykaz (27)
• United States
8 Mar 07
First I would just like to say that I really hope your daughter is alright. I can see the possibility that she is somehow seeking attention, mostly because she says that she does not go as often at school, but that might be just because she doesn't drink as much there and because she might not be allowed to go to the bathroom as often. There are many things which lead to frequent urination. The first possibility is that she might just have a small and as of yet underdeveloped bladder. This could correct itself in a while. There are also many medical conditions which cause this such as: urinary tract and bladder infectios, kidney or bladder stones, or cyctitis. But I doubt that she could develop any of these at her age. It could also be caused by anxiety, which she might feel more of at home. Finally, her problem might be because of difficulty urinating or just generally weak urination. You might want to encourage her to spend more time per trip so that she leaves feeling like she doesn't have anythign left. OR... Her body might just be in a strange position, possibly just because of a stage of growth, and she might have somethign pressing on her bladder, forcing her to pee more often. So there are some ideas, probably more than you were asking for, but they might help. Im sure it's nothing serious. Your daughter might just be sneaking off for extra juice or pop while your not looking. Good Luck
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@Michele21 (3099)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Thanks for the respnce!!
• United States
8 Mar 07
That is kinda crazy are you sure she actually pees everytime or is she just standing around and hanging out in the bathroom? Maybe she finds it draws attention to her
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@CatNPK (461)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Attention from mommy can be great - take the kid to a doctor. There are a lot of reasons why a child can do this, and even if it is emotional this is deeply disturbing and abnormal behavior that needs to be discussed with a professional, not on myLot.
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@lingli_78 (12860)
• Australia
9 Mar 07
i think you should take her to the doctor to have her checked... may be she is having problem with her bladder or i have heard before that if you go to the toilet so much it might be a sign of diabetes... so, it is better to have her checked rather than just assuming... good luck...
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I think it's best you bring her to the doctor. There are possible reasons why she pees that often. I believe you make sure she cleans herself properly but it is still best to double check because she might be suffering from UTI or something else.
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@fatragu (349)
• United States
9 Mar 07
It could also be a kidney infection. I have one every time I get pregnant. First it starts as a bladder infection and if you don't get treated it can lead to a kidney infection. Another thing is like someone else mentioned it could be a yeast infection. If those don't get treated then they can lead to cervical infections. Had 2 or 3 of them too.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I would take her to the doctor and get her checked for a bladder infection.
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@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Talk with her teacher and ask the teacher if she uses the bathroom a lot during school. I then would make her an appointment and talk with a Doctor about it. It could be she has a weak bladder or something along that line. Just look into everything. I would for sure make her an appointment and find out from a Doctor. That is your best bet. Good luck with it!
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• United States
8 Mar 07
It probably is how much she's dricking. At school, chidren drink less so they go less. Also, children know that at school they cant just get up an go. It may just be overactive blader.
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@anij34 (317)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Could be two reasons....just a phase she will outgrow or it might be time to take her to the Urologist.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Have her checked by a Dr. She may have diabites or diabites incipites. One is the inablity of the body to process sugar and the second is the bodys in ablity to process water. My granddaughter has Diabites incipites and there is medicine to help. Getit check out soon.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I would take her to the doctor. It could be that she has a urinary tract infection or something like that. And if she does then she'll need some medicine to clear it up.
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@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
8 Mar 07
That doesn't sound right? She may have a urinary infection or some other physical problem? I'd take her to the doctor and get it checked out. It's good she's drinking alot of water, that's healthy, but I can't imagine she's drinking so much that's the reason she's going to bathroom so frequently? Hope this helps!
@pearl23 (243)
• United States
8 Mar 07
She doesn't have diabetes does she? Is she drinking excessive fluids at home? Every 5-10 minutes seems to be alot. I'm not an expert, but I would monitor her without turning it into a castrophe. Complusion or something Good Luck with your tolieting.
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
8 Mar 07
I think it is wise to take your daughter to see a doctor ASAP as this doesn't seem right. It is better safe than sorry. So you please just make an appointment for her sake. All the best for your daughter!
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I understand you're concern, it means that you're a good mom to be worried about even the things that may seem small, because they could turn out to be serious. It's always best if things like this continue to at least ask the doctor. Try not to worry too much until you get that opinion though. I used to get calls all the time from my 2 oldest children's teachers because they were always going to the restroom at school, and at home too, when the teachers got even more concerned, I did talk to the doctor, he said since I have a small bladder, that they may both have small bladders also. My son who is 18 now, out grew it to some extent (guess his bladder grew too as he is now 6 feet tall). My daughter is 22 and still goes all the time, her boyfriend even makes fun of her as my husband makes fun of me for always running to the restroom. Like I said, try not to worry too much right now, get a doctor's opnion and have tests done if they think it's necessary. Good luck and I hope everything is alright with her. Keep us posted.
• United States
8 Mar 07
That could be a prime sign that she's diabetic. I was diagnosed diabetic at 11 months old and that was my problem. My mom said I was always thirsty and then it went in and came straight back out within a few minutes. I'd recommend taking her to a doctor and having her tested for diabetes and any other conditions that may lead to that. And keep in mind, you don't need any history of diabetes to be diabetic. For me, only my older brother had it, but nobody else in our entire family line has it.
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