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    Default 6 year old wetting pants all of a sudden

    My 6.5yr old has wet himself all of a sudden. It's happened during the day 4 times in a week. I am at a loss as to why he is doing this as it has never happened before. He is embarrassed about it and when I question why he is doing it he says he doesn't know he has gone. I am trying not to make a big deal about it as don't want to make the situation worse but it's frustrating.

    Is he forgetting to go due to being so busy (we are on holidays but he is in familiar surroundings at his nannies) or could he have an infection or something.

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    Have you had him checked for a UTI? This is why my Dd1 wets herself - often the only symptom.

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    could it be excitement/anxiety of going to school soon?

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    I have a niece who up until the age of 11 or so would be playing and having a great time, and then suddenly jump up and dash for the toilet.
    Often times she didn't make it.
    She would just be so distracted or absorbed in what she was doing she would forget or not realise that she had to go.
    The difference here is, she was this way from toilet training onwards, it didn't just suddenly start years later.

    I would have him checked for a UTI.

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    Uti?

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    Totally unlikely, but i have worked with two children of similar ages who started wetting again. One had diabetes, and the wetting was the first symptom to appear. The other child was having absence seizures - very mild seizures that were difficult to notice otherwise, but would space out & wet herself & then not realise she had done it. I hope not to worry you, they are both probably a long shot, but something to keep an eye out for. I would also think about a uti, or maybe anxiety if you think anything is worrying him?

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    He is going into year 2 this year, same school and knows his teacher etc so don't think that's the issue. His grandad is dying, he has been in a home for a few months and is on the decline, only has weeks possibly months to live. Could be playing a part I guess, I have been pretty worried and stressed. I think I will make an appointment with dr to get him checked in case it is a UTI

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    Not constipated? Apparently when constipated there is less room inside for pee... I'm no nurse/doctor so I don't know for sure, it's just what I've read.
    Also possibly psychological... My nephew (also around 6yrs) started wetting himself when his parents got divorced.

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    Oh i'm so sorry to hear about your father/father-in-law Kimberleygal1 - that's awful Do you think he may be picking up on some stress around the house? Otherwise I was going to suggest a UTI as well. Hope you are all doing ok?


 

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