Pediatric Urinary Urgency and/or Frequency

Pediatric Urinary Urgency and/or Frequency

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Summary

Urinary urgency and/or frequency means having to go to the bathroom more often than usual, with a sudden, strong urge to urinate.

Expanded overview

Urinary urgency means that a child gets a sudden, strong urge to urinate. Urinary frequency means that a child needs to use the restroom more frequently than usual.

Causes

Causes of urinary urgency and/or frequency include:

  • Leakage of urine from the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder outside the body)
  • Swelling and infection of the urethra
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis (swelling or discharge of the vulva and vagina)

Symptoms

Symptoms of urinary urgency and/or frequency include:

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