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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Urination

11/18/2008

Question:

My 11 year old boy urinates constantly. Is this ok?

Answer:

It depends how often he is going to the restroom. If he is urinating more than once per hour, it would be a good idea to be seen by a pediatric urologist. If he is having wet underwear also, then evaluation is important, particularly if this is a new problem. Some boys urinate frequently because of anxiety, but can hold it if necessary. In other cases it could be a sign of an overactive bladder or can result from constipation.

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Response by:

Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University