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What could painful urination in toddlers suggest?

Hello,My 3 yr old daughter sometimes complains that it hurts when she urinates. She was tested for a UTI but it came back neg. She did have some blood in her urine bu the doctor didn t seemed concerned. She has no fever or other symptoms. She is not going frequently. she pees about 4 time per day and poops at least every other day if not everyday. She does not show signs of pain everytime she pees and it is not at a consistent time of day but does occur more when she is tired (ie before nap or bedtime). Should I be concerned?
Wed, 17 May 2017
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Hi.
Looks like ur child is suffering from Dysfunction Elimination Syndrome, where she has irregular bowel and bladder habits.
She has constipation which has a direct relation to abnormal peeing behaviour. She is prone to have UTI.
Her basic treatment is to avoid constipation. She may be given laxative. Asked to drink fluids a lot.

If possible bladder training can also be given, but usually patients can learn voiding behaviour after 5-6 years. At least the child can be asked not to strain much during voiding and take appropriate time to void completely.
Hence not to worry much.
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What could painful urination in toddlers suggest?

Hi. Looks like ur child is suffering from Dysfunction Elimination Syndrome, where she has irregular bowel and bladder habits. She has constipation which has a direct relation to abnormal peeing behaviour. She is prone to have UTI. Her basic treatment is to avoid constipation. She may be given laxative. Asked to drink fluids a lot. If possible bladder training can also be given, but usually patients can learn voiding behaviour after 5-6 years. At least the child can be asked not to strain much during voiding and take appropriate time to void completely. Hence not to worry much.