Forum: Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders
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My 4 y/o daughter Savannah had been completely potty trained including nights since she was 2.5 yrs old. When she was 3.5 yrs old she started having issues controlling her pee even during the day. She'll be in the middle of something, doesn't matter when or where and she'll sit down real quick. I asked her what was wrong and she says "I can't move I have to pee now" so she'll wait a minute sitting on the floor until the urge to pee passes and then she'll get up to go pee. She also is now wetting the bed at night. I asked her why she doesn't go pee when she first knows she has to go and her reply is " I didn't know I had to go until it was too late". I took her to the doctor and she had UTI. We were faithful to the antibiotics and it never seems to get better. Every time I take her in (once a month) she's got another UTI. I have no idea whats wrong and the docs keep giving her the same antibiotics. This has been going on almost a year. I feel bad because she's going to start pre-kindergarten and I don't want this happening at school. She's a clean kid. Wipes well when she uses the bathroon and takes a shower daily. It's just so fustrating because I don't know what to do. It's like shes fine one minute and the next she's screaming that she's going to pee her panties. Any one else experience something like this? Any help would be great.
Well I have bladder control problems. I had to see a urologist when I was in high school. I still have an overactive bladder. If she keeps having problems maybe you could get a referral to another doctor. But honestly, I don't think this is all that abnormal for her age. I wouldn't worry till she is older. I know I still wet my pants when I went to Kindergarten. I remember my parents having to bring me a change of clothes.
You need to see an expert. You need to see a urologist if she is still getting UTIS. Bedwetting in a child that was previously dry can also be a sign of juvenile diabetes as well. My son has diabetes and this was our first obvious sign, frequent accidents and bedwetting. Please read the link to the article I am giving you and especially if your daughter has other symptoms I would have her screened for that as well. Here's the link juvenile diabetes symptoms
I have a friend who went thru the same thing with her little girl. They eventually took her to a specialist and got everything strightened out. I would definately get her to a specialist asap so that he can treat her and get the problem taken care of for you.
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You definately should get a Urologist in on this. It's not normal for a kid to have UTI's as often as she does- and I'm peeved that your Ped. hasn't referred her to a specialist already. She could have reflux in her kidney's- that causes a lot of UTI's and if it isn't repaired properly or in a timely manner she could have kidney damage. Keep us posted.