7 year old day time wetting: Since June, my 7 year old... - ERIC

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7 year old day time wetting

kakky18
kakky18

Since June, my 7 year old son has been leaking urine in the daytime. It started off every now and again and I put it down to laziness when playing his computer games but now it is numerous times a day at random times. I find it is worse on the run up to doing a poo.

We have had him tested for a UTI which came back clear.

He has always had a problem with constipation which is what we are trying to treat with Laxido at the moment but after 7 sachets since Friday we have had one poo.

I just want some advice from experience if after the constipation is treated, the daytime wetting subsides?

He is back at school and I have had to buy incontinence pants so he doesn't get picked on at school. It is stressing us all out.

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Up the laxatives, clear him out. It will be the old poo putting pressure on the bladder hence the accidents.

kakky18
kakky18 in reply to Yaleamanda

The doctor has actually told us not to exceed 3 sachets a day! We havent actually been told to do a clear out yet but i can't see it getting resolved otherwise.

Yaleamanda
Yaleamanda in reply to kakky18

Unfortunately drs are so poorly educated in this field, you need to disimpact, you will never resolve the issue otherwise.

kakky18
kakky18 in reply to Yaleamanda

I agree with you 100% we have had constipation issues since he was about 4. But not to this extent. The doctor then told me a bowel movement once a week could be his normal!!

Yaleamanda
Yaleamanda in reply to kakky18

I would be getting another Dr.

kakky18
kakky18 in reply to Yaleamanda

He doesnt wet in the night at all. In fact he actually wakes up if he needs a pee in the night but during the day its like he has no sensation what so ever or urge to go. He is heavily reliant on myself and his dad telling him to go every couple of hours. I just wish there was a quick fix as its starting to affect him at school.

Yaleamanda
Yaleamanda in reply to kakky18

Ask for a referral to your continence team who will be able to help you.

Am so glad am not alone here.My 7 year old is going through the same. Started in June. He is dry at night time,wakes up to do a wee,however the situation is completely different in the daytime. I have observed him closely and saw he was dripping and wasn't aware of it. Thing is he is not constipated .

Our Dr has been very supportive .

We have had urine tests and blood test done, all came out clear.We have appointments for scans and he has been referred to a paediatrician. We have reduced his fluid intake and reduced sugary drink to a minimum (hard to stop it completely). We teach him to wait until he has completely drained out. He is due to go back to school soon but because he is very conscious and concerned about it we have decided to keep him at home and home school him.

It has been worrying times for us . I have done a bit of research about daytime wetting in children causes, diagnosis and tests . We remain hopeful.

Just an update of where we are now. The laxido is working well for poos but still having daytime wetting worse than before. After 2 clear urine samples, they have now found protein in his urine and have sent it off for further tests. Now on antibiotics for a uti. 4 months on from this originally happening 🤦‍♀️ we have also now been referred to the hospital so awaiting an appointment for that

StellaA
StellaA in reply to kakky18

It sounds like he could be suffering from stress incon if it's only affecting him during the day, constipation will make it worse but it needs separate treatment.

Has anyone suggested having him do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen his bladder?

Are you still having him wear absorbent pants?, If he can't feel when he's wet then there's less motivation for him to stay dry.

kakky18
kakky18 in reply to StellaA

The drs so far haven't been great in all honesty. He started his antibiotics yesterday and today he seems to have had one accident so far which is a vast improvement! He only ever wears the incontinence pants at school. As soon as he comes home he is put in normal pants. I had seen about the pelvic floor exercises as well so will keep an eye on how the antibiotics are going and go from there!

StellaA
StellaA in reply to kakky18

That's not so good if the doctors aren't helpfull, but good that he's responding to the antibiotics. How many accidents a day was 'normal' for him? Was he more prone to having them at school or does he just wear the pants incase he's has an accident but is usually still dry at hometime?

If you do try muscle exercises with him you might want to let him wear them as flexing the sphincter can sometimes cause it to spasm and void.

He was having around 6 or 7 leaks from after school until he went to bed.

At school he was coming home damp but in the last week he was coming home soaked which has resulted in us bringing him home for lunch and changing him at home before taking him back. I will deffo look at the pelvic exercises. Even if this is an infection, I think since it has taken so long to work out what was wrong, it wouldn't hurt to try them

StellaA
StellaA in reply to kakky18

What is it hes wearing to school, drynites or something ment for adults, he shouldn't be soaking either if it's just leakage, are you sure he's having hourly toilet breaks?

kakky18
kakky18 in reply to StellaA

He is wearing boxer shorts that have a built in padding to absorb the pee. I dont believe it is for large leaks though. He tells me he goes to the toilet a few times at school. We are now on day 4 of antibiotics and he had one small accident yesterday so I'm really hoping that it has been an infection. Im quite angry though as this has been going on for about 5 months now and it was actually us that asked if we could try antibiotics

StellaA
StellaA in reply to kakky18

That's great that it's clearing up, it's hard sometimes for doctors to figure out what could be all sorts of conditions from a set of symptoms, and they don't always get it right, but you know your own child better than anyone else, good on you for suggesting the antibiotics.

kakky18
kakky18 in reply to StellaA

Now he has been off the antibiotics for nearly a week and we are starting to see the number of accidents creep up again. Still waiting on the referral from the hospital.

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