View Full Version : She wees every hour!
Just how abnormal is that for a three-year-old?
I keep thinking "UTI" but I don't know if a doctor would just blow it off ... she's never been trained (we're currently on unsuccessful attempt number 5 :rolleyes: ), she doesn't have any pain, there's no "symptoms" except being able to hang on, and weeing All The $%^& Time!
I'd take her to the doc just to get the possibility of a UTI checked. Does she drink a lot? Does she sleep through the night without a wee, or does the weeing continue throughout the night too? Is she still in nappies or in nickers?
Sorry, lots of questions, but there could be several things happening.
- If she drinks lots, try cutting down fro a couple of days and see if this reduces the toilet visits.
- If she's still in nappies, maybe she doesn't realise what's happening. maybe being in some nickers and playing outside for a while might give her an indication of what weeing is (I have a friend with a 3YO who is still in nappies and i don't think she knows what's going on because she doesn't 'feel' wet)
they will do a dip stick test on her wee - and that will rule out UTI, other than that they would probably send her for an ultrasound to check bladder, kidney function etc.....and if there's nothing medically wrong :fingerscrossed: they may be able to give you some advise on how to train her bladder to holdon.
yeah, thanks for the advice - she's been in pants for the last week and a half, trying to get trained - we've been doing sticker charts and rewards and stuff. she was doing sortof ok at the start, and then just the last two days it's gone waaaaaay downhill so I don't know if it's that she just decided it was all too hard and gave up or whether there's something wrong. But we got up to once every forty minutes today :confused: that can't be normal!
anyway, we're heading off to the doc tomorrow so ... we shall see :fingerscrossed:
Well, just to update this...
We went to the doctor, and he didn't think it was a UTI, instead he suggested she had ananxiety disorder (http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/showthread.php?t=42520) and recommended some dietary supplements to try.
Which I wasn't totally happy about, but I obediently got the stuff and started giving it to her. Didn't make any difference.
Anyway, on Monday she suddenly said "Mummy it's owie when I wee."
BIIIIIG red flag!
So off we went to a different doctor and she DID do a test and, yes, Rachel's got a bigass UTI and so does her sister.
So the moral of the story is:
Stick to your guns and insist on a test if you think it's necessary, and...
Never trust a doctor with a 'pet theory' :rolleyes:
awww poor little buttons.
Just a quick question. Did they check their kidneys ?
It was DH who actually took the girls - today was a work day for me. So I don't know. I know that's something they do with recurrent UTIs ... do you think it's something I should be concerned about with a once-off?
I would ask your DH if they were scanned. UTI's do commonly associate with kidney infections. I went through the same thing when i was 5 right up until 13 - 14 and i was in hospital all the time. They found that i did have a kidney infection.. i went for tests after tests until finally they decided to check my kidneys and found that my left one was way gone and that there was nothing they could do. It was too late. IMO I would get a referal just to be sure because you can't be too careful with these things but saying that i don't want to scare you either.
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