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Has DS(7) got a urine infection? or something else...

(10 Posts)
Grockle Tue 21-May-13 21:44:46

He's begun having accidents... it started 2-3 weeks ago and has increased from 1 every now & then to at least 1 a day. They're not huge accidents but enough that he's wet. It's happened twice at night too. He's never had accidents, not since he potty trained himself when he was 2.

No other symptoms but has a sore throat.

He has lots of problems with anxiety so I;'m trying to work out if it's that or an infection.

Jinty64 Tue 21-May-13 21:48:42

It could be anxiety thing but worth getting the GP to dip his urine. Is he drinking more than usual?

Grockle Tue 21-May-13 22:05:11

Not really drinking more than usual. He says he doesn't know that he needs to go. I often catch him squirming & dancing about and it's only when I tell him to go to the toilet that he'll go. He never used to wait.

I put it down to anxiety so have a dr apt this week for me to go and discuss it without him but if it's an infection, obviously I need to take him.

Jinty64 Wed 22-May-13 09:36:39

Take a sample of his wee with you. Any clean pot will do or drop into your surgery and pick one up. It will either show something or rule it out. My ds3 (6) was wet a lot at night after his granny died - although he has never been completely dry. He is back to occasionally now.

DeWe Wed 22-May-13 14:15:08

Ds did that one time and it wasn't a unine infection (they're very rare in boys) but a foreskin infection. A few days of cream sorted it out after the doctor saw him. I think it was canestan cream, but I'm not sure, so don't do that unless you're told to.

Grockle Fri 24-May-13 20:04:02

Update: Dr said he'd refer DS to CAMHS immediately & sent a urine sample off to be tested for UTI. DS has been a little calmer & it's now half term which we both need very much.

Bramblesinafield Fri 24-May-13 20:19:17

Is he drinking a lot? Has he lost weight? I don't want to alarm you, but 'accidents' can also be indicators for t1 diabetes.

I hope that it is very simply sorted though x

Jinty64 Fri 24-May-13 21:05:33

Bramblesinafield OP has already said he is not drinking more than usual and that she is going to the doctor. Alarmist much!

Grockle Fri 24-May-13 21:34:45

He barely drinks anything. That's another issue. Presumably, if they suspected diabetes, the dr would have checked for it?

They did check ages ago when he had tonsillitis. I can't remember why. The OOH nurse said she thought it was diabetes, did a pinprick test which apparently confirmed her suspicion so had me panicking all bank holiday til we saw a dr who said it was rubbish & that DS was fine angry

Bramblesinafield Fri 24-May-13 21:53:04

Thanks grockle. Glad to hear that's ruled out.

Jinty, others people read these boards and its important to get info out there. If I had known this info sooner it would have helped me get a diagnosis through for my son before he was dangerously ill and hospitalized for a week (this on the third drs visit for the same symptoms).

I hope your son is soon well, grockle.

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