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  • Burning sensation in the bladder

  • Pee frequently

  • Urge to urinate within 2 hours

  • Increase need to urine

  • Itching in the bladder

  • Pass urine again within 2 hours

  • Frequent urge to pee

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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is pollakiuria?

Pollakiuria is frequent daytime urination (up to 40 times a day) in children. It's most common in children 3 to 5 years old, but teenagers can develop it too. The exact cause is unknown but could be due to stress and other psychogenic triggers like moving, being bullied, or parents divorcing.

Symptoms of pollakiuria

  • Frequent urination

  • Needing to pass urine again, despite just passing less than 2 hours ago

  • Bladder pain

  • Decrease in urine volume

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pollakiuria

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pollakiuria

  • Have you been passing urine more often?

  • Have you felt urge to pass urine again, within 2 hours after trip to the bathroom?

  • Do you have bladder pain (located in the lower abdomen (stomach)?

  • Are you passing less urine?

Treatment for pollakiuria

Pollakiuria subsides within a few weeks and in some cases, 7–12 months. Reassuring the child that they are healthy and can wait longer to urinate without having an accident can help. A counselor can help manage psychogenic triggers in the child. A doctor may advise tests to rule out other possible causes.

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References

  • Wang HS, Chang HL, Chang SW. Pollakiuria in children with tic disorders. Chang Gung Med J. 2005 Nov;28(11):773-8. PMID: 16422183.

    http://cgmj.cgu.edu.tw/2811/281105.pdf

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