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Frequent Urination in Children During the DayFrequent urination without pain, during the day or in night may not be quite normal always. Though the symptom is confusing, it may sometimes leads to severe illness. Therefore, just like other illnesses like fever, pain, cough etc.,  frequent urination is also a reason for consulting a doctor. After a detailed physical examination and urine analysis, your doctor can tell the exact reason for frequent urination of your child.

Common causes for frequent urination without pain

Frequent urination no pain, is one of the major symptoms of juvenile diabetes or Type 1 diabetes. Drinking lot and urinate large amounts each time and losing weight are the common symptoms of diabetes. This can be confirmed by conducting a urine analysis.

Another cause for frequent urination is urinary tract infection (UTI). However, if the child is having the problem of UTI, the other symptoms such as pain and burning during urination (dysuria), cloudy or bloody urine, fever, back pain, nausea, etc will also occur simultaneously. Urine analysis and urine culture are the important tests to find out whether the child has the problem of urinary tract infection.

Frequent urination is a symptom for frequent daytime urination syndrome. It is also known as Pollakiuria. This syndrome is most common in children who are coming under the age group of 4-6 years. Children having this syndrome urinate in small amounts about 10-30 times a day. Though not so common, it may also occur during night as well. There may not have any other symptom for this syndrome and it is very difficult to find out in normal urine analysis. This syndrome often goes away in a few weeks or months without any treatment.

Though very rare, frequent urination is the symptom of Diabetes Insipidus (DI) as well. The major cause of DI is the lack of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). As a result, the kidneys stopped to respond to ADH. So, the kidneys fail to conserve water. Thirst and frequent urination will be the result.

Other causes

Frequent urination no pain in young boys and girls, may also occur due to too much of fluid intake. This may commonly confuse with diabetes. Constipation is the other reason for frequent urination.

Always, usually kids are busy with playing so they don’t take time to empty their bladder. If your child is having this problem, you should encourage them to empty their bladder fully and should ensure that your child goes to bathroom every 2-3 hours.

Inflammation around the vaginal area in young girls is also leads to frequent urination. Among young boys, inflammation occurs in the opening of penis.  It can be cured by wiping correctly or avoiding bubble baths.