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Frequent Urination?

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My gluten intolerant 3 year old has been having a problem with urination for the past couple of weeks. She seems to have to go VERY frequently and often dribbles some in her panties and screams out, "I wet my pants!" Her teachers lately have been commenting on the fact that she seems to need to go an awful lot and they are making me feel as though she goes quite a bit more often than the other kids in her class.

She does seem thirsty a lot but I think that she drinks a normal amount of liquids. Do you think this is cause for concern? She doesn't seem bothered by having to go frequently and says that it doesn't hurt. I was worried about a UTI, but it doesn't seem as though that's it.

She was tested for diabetes a year or more ago and that test was negative.

Just looking for some feedback. I feel like I call her dr. over every little thing so I just wanted to see if I should worry about this or just let it ride a little longer and see if it goes away. I should mention that I don't think it's for attention or anything because she actually does go every time she says she has to.

Thanks!

Shannon

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It could be a mild bladder infection or uti. I'd cut out all sugar and simple starches for a few days and give her o.j. and/ or cranberry juice (probably diluted). If she still has problems, then I'd go to the dr. But just give it three days. That's always been my mother's theory - if your body can't get better on its own in that time, then call in the dr.

But remember diabetes and celiac seem to go hand in hand. And don't ever feel bad about going to the dr. whenever you get worried. That's their job to help you keep your children as healthy as possible.

Annette


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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I used to have to pee all the time before I went gluten-free. How long has she been gluten-free? Is it possible that she is getting a little bit of gluten? I have read several posts on here about other people peeing all the time when they have gluten. When I'm accidently glutened, it happens to me again. Sometimes I go every 15 minutes, although not very much.

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Thank you both so much for your suggestions. I have tried cutting out some sugars. She doesn't like cranberry juice though. We'll see what happens. I didn't know that frequent urination can be from getting gluten. That's interesting. I feel like I'm always trying to figure out what's going on with my kids!!

I appreciate your help and I guess we'll just give it a few days and see what happens, then call her dr.

thanks again,

Shannon

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Thank you both so much for your suggestions. I have tried cutting out some sugars. She doesn't like cranberry juice though. We'll see what happens. I didn't know that frequent urination can be from getting gluten. That's interesting. I feel like I'm always trying to figure out what's going on with my kids!!

I appreciate your help and I guess we'll just give it a few days and see what happens, then call her dr.

thanks again,

Shannon

Hi, my youngest son, who is not my Celiac, went through this too. He has not been tested yet for Celliac and shows no signs of celiac. But, he was developmentally delayed (gross motor and soft spot on head would not close for over two years). Anyway, when he was still in diapers, he was thirsty all the time and wetting very heavily. They tested him for diabetes and for thyroid disease along with a tremendous amount of other things that all came back negative. They never found a reason for the heavy wetting and the thirst, it eventually went away. But I would not ignore it either. Good luck.

Nicole

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I would still have a Diabetes test done. My son was tested for diabetes in May of 2000 and in February of 2001 he started having to go to the bathroom constantly and sure enough he was diagnosed with Diabetes. He wasn't diagnosed with Celiac until this month, so I wouldn't know anything about the gluten causing the urination. I just wanted to let you know that you can test negative for Diabetes and then positive not long after. Good luck!

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My husband is diabetic and that's how he started. Get her checked to make sure. It's a simple test. My son urinates a lot too and is thirsty. We've checked his glucose levels and they seem to be normal, but it's a constant concern. Hope it's just a phase for her!


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