Frequent Urination

Hi, my son is 8yrs. old, and has SPD. A little over a year ago, he started having to urinate alot. He is seeing a urologist, and they can't figure out what the problem is. He's been tested for urinary tract infections and diabetes and the tests come back negative. He has also had a sonogram, and several x-rays that have come back negative also.


He does have Encopresis, which we thought could be the problem but the sonogram and x-rays showed that nothing is pressing on his bladder. He doesn't wet the bed, and never gets up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, but is running to the bathroom all day.

Today, I wrote down every time he went to the bathroom, and it went from every two to three minutes all day and this is before he's had any fluids. Has anyone experienced this problem before, any advice would be appreciated. Thank You.

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Feb 08, 2016
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Autoimmune
by: Anonymous

I would be checking for autoimmune diseases if this persists, check medications against primary immune. There are some medications event illness that can kick off autoimmune diseases, nuerological.

Nov 16, 2015
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Solution for frequent urination
by: Anonymous

Did this ever stop for your child? My son is experiencing the same thing and our Doctor hasn't been able to help.

Nov 04, 2011
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frequest urination and diet related
by: hellen

My son first presented with frequent urination after eating scones, strawberries and whip cream(3 plates). This was 4 years ago and lasted 6 weeks. Very frequent-unable to go in the car, fall asleep etc until we started using pull ups. All tests negative-infection etc.

This son continued to have some anger, frustration etc and then food reactions again at this Christmas- eating foods we don't usually have, birthdays etc. These reactions(frequent urination)seem to come after the above exposure combined with low immunity(cold/virus etc).

This led this summer to OCD. We are seeing a clear food reaction(as with autism)/toxicity. We are removing these items from his diet and he has improved+++ in 2 days. We are still researching and finding protocols to help him-gut healing, homeopathic support liver/kidney, egg yolk, fish oils etc.

We have just this past weekend made the connection that these earlier reactions to food and ocd behavior. For parents familiar with this- I did not tell him the changes I am making with food but he said to me(the boy that can ask 20 questions/reassurances in a minute) "mom, when I ask you that question I do not seem to need to ask you anymore". He asked me 5 questions in the evening- instead of 5 in a minute.

Just 2 days in with new info/diet. Will keep letting others know how we are doing.

Jan 29, 2010
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my daughter had this
by: Anonymous

My 4 year old had a growth spurt over last summer, and during that time she was going to the toilet every couple of minutes, but like your son she was fine at night. thankfully in my case it lasted about 8 weeks and then suddenly went back to normal, i was told this was to do with her SPD, and her sudden growth...

hope it gets better, i know what its like

Sep 20, 2009
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PANDAS
by: Anonymous

Does your child have any other behavioral issues? Like rages or tics? You should look into an autoimmune disorder called PANDAS. Both SPD and frequen urination are 2 symptoms of PANDAS. My dd has PANDAS and we started with the SPD diagnosis and went from there.

Good luck to you.

Sep 16, 2009
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frequent urination
by: Anonymous

My 10 yr old autistic son had some of the same symptoms. Until it got progressively worse over this summer. I thought of it as an escape behavior and also a perseveration until I took him to see the urologist and researched that he had phimosis. Because of the foreskin creating an irritation he had the sensation he needed to urinate more often and thus needed to be circumsized. He got it done this summer. Now he pees good long pees and don't get me wrong sometimes he is in bed at night and he gets out repeatedly to go to the toilet. wets his underwear a little but it's more or less him trying to get used to this new sensation. and sometimes he's waiting for sister to go to bed. He'd go very often as well....Ohh and to top it off he has 3 kidneys! No wonder right?

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