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Child frequently urinating. Negative for diabetes. Passing mucus, no pain. Cause?

I have a 5 year old son who has been going to the toilet on a regular basis since February. We initially put this down to him having a habit . However, it hasn t subsided so in July we had him tested for diabetes which came back negative. We had a phone call from his school last week to say he was going to the toilet every 20 minutes. I then proceeded to take him to the doctors who has agreed to do tests if it continues till Christmas. My son last night felt he had passed stools before going to the toilet and when I inspected his underwear, there was a significant amount of mucus , no stool. He sometimes says it feels like he needs a wee but nothing happens. He s well in himself, no pain and is eating ok. Please could you advise what may be causing this. Many thanks, a concerned father.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Yes , frequent urination is a cause of concern and could be due to. Adjoins reasons like urinary tract infection, cystitis ( bladder inflammation ) , parasitic infestation or habitual constipation especially in children.
The best way to confirm would be to get him evaluated by a urologist who after examination and few tests like ultrasound pelvis , urine routine &culture ,renal profile and cystourethrogram ( if needed ) confirm the cause of his problem and start appropriate treatment.
Meanwhile you may try deworming your child as per your doctors advise .
Please do maintain his hydration and adequate genital hygiene.
Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing your son good health.
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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