Toddler suffering from frequent urination problem. Is this normal? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi Doctor, our son is 1.3 years old. He is passing urine 20-25 times a day. We feel that is the reason for not gaining weight. Could you please suggest if this is normal?
XXXXXXX XXXX: Hi Doctor, our son is 1.3 years old. He is passing urine 20-25 times a day. We feel that is the reason for not gaining weight. Could you please suggest if this is normal?
But it depends on his fluid intake
Hardly he takes fluid as intake
Sometimes babies drink too much milk and then they pass lots of urine
Only during nights he drinks milk twice... But we observed during day time also he passes excessive urine even after taking rice...
Now that he more than 1 year old, we can conduct a few tests on him like blood tests and urine tests
Or it can be high blood sugar
Is he on any medicineÃ
Sure... Daily we give iron and calcium drops
Does he have constipation
iron and calcium are ok
so the next step will be to get tests done
urine routine and microscopy wil be needed
Could you please suggest what tests we need to get it done?
We'll get them done..
For blood tests, fasting blood sugar, electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine and hemogram will be needed
Since he is very young... how can we get fasting blood samples... during midnights also he drinks milk...
is he breast feeding during night
No doctor... Heritage packet milk...
so feed him water or gatorade during night
And take him to lab early morning
One more thing is that you need to watch him for dehydration
No dehydration observed...
In case you notice dehydration, give him gatorade after each urination
How much urine does he pass, we need to check that also
mostly the doctor will give you a bag to collect 24 hour urine sample
Do you have any question here
Not sure, how we can collect 24 hours urine from such young baby...
yes that can be an issue
first we should get the basic tests done
there are ways to collect urine
Do you see this something to be worried doctor... please suggest which doctor we need to show...
For now you can see a pediatrician
if need be, he may refer you to a superspecialist
ok... we'll go now to meet pediatrician...
it is better to rule out our doubts with tests
20 - 25 seems a little on the higher side
How cold is it at your place
It is pretty cold doc... 25 cel
It is not that cold
Sure doctor... Ok.. then we'll go to meet doctor now...
Thanks for consulting
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