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My 8yr old son keeps peeing, shall I take him to the doctors?

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He pee'd last night and I just sent him to brush his teeth with his younger brother, he got 3 steps up the stairs and pee'd.

He's in a stable home, no problems, very clever child. He's quite highly strung,

but nothing going on in medical terms.

I just don't know why he does it sad

Pee's the bed I mean, and he's done it a few times at school too, I'm worried the kids will pick up on it if he continues.

girliefriend Sat 26-Jan-13 19:00:07

If this is a new problem then def take him to dr as he may well have a urine infection.

Is he very thirsty as well? If so, yes. Excessive thirst and urination can be a sign of Type 1 diabetes (that's how my DS was diagnosed). Ask for a fingertip blood sugar test.

Fingers crossed it will be nothing, but worth ruling out. I hope he will be OK.

No its not new, he's always pee'd the bed, hes just still not grown out of it, I can kind of understand it at night, but instances like just now?! Surely at 8 he should be able to recognise he needs to go?

StripiestSocks Sat 26-Jan-13 19:05:21

Yes, I would go to the doctor, you need to get to the bottom of it. Does he have dry days ever?

Yes he does have dry days, but he probably pees the bed twice a week?

Its rarer that he pee's in the day though, but still happens.

StripiestSocks Sat 26-Jan-13 19:08:36

I think you need to go to docs & ask for referral to continence specialist.

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