Is he drinking an excessive amount? The colour of the urine is not really the issue, it would be if he has extreme thirst as well as too frequent urination. Does he seem well in himself? Is it just water he drinks or is it juice? I ask because children may drink more than they need of juice as it tastes nice, whereas plain water won't hold the same appeal. If my child was drinking an awful lot of water I would be concerned about diabetes if it was alongside frequent urination and other signs.
Thank you for all your replies. I am the same as you HeyRoly I have never noticed mine being completely colourless. But I am guilty of only drinking green tea and coffee. Keep planning to drink more water.
He had a chest infection a couple of weeks ago and needed an inhaler, anti biotics and he had steroids for three days. I said to the gp I assumed it was some kind of side affect of the medication but the gp said no he didnt think so.
He has been drinking what he normally drinks. He has a glass (quite large) of half apple juice and half water in the morning. He has a bottle of water at school and small carton of apple juice for lunch. Small glass of water when he is home from school. Then another glass of half apple juice and water with his evening meal. And small glass of water an hour before bed. I am supposed to give him undiluted juice with meals (dietician told me) but he drinks a lot with meals so I dilute it.
I am sure that everything is ok because he has not been complaining of any pain and is not waking up during the night or wetting the bed (this is something that can happen). I was just very surprised that the sample had no colour. I think I will start drinking more water myself. Ds is obviously a lot more hydrated than I am.
Just a thought...you haven't mentioned your child's age, so I must ask....is there a possibility that he forgot to fill up the sample pot so he then got all worried and filled it with water because he thought he was going to get in trouble?! X
Thank you CalineF. I had read some things saying it could mean there is something wrong which was why I posted on here. I was relieved and surprised to have replies saying that clear urine is a good thing. I am still a little worried because my DS always seems to have something for me to worry about. I get the results on Tuesday afternoon.