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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)




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


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