Pollakiuria - Frequent Urination In Children & Adults
Pollakiuria is abnormal or frequent urination in children, toddlers and adults during the daytime hours. Pollakiuria is also called daytime urinary frequency.
Frequent urination is common in children and toddlers, although frequent urination in adults is common as well.
The average child or toddler without pollakiuria or problems with frequent urination has to urinate 3 to 4 times an hour. Adults, toddlers or children with pollakiuria must go to the bathroom or urinate more frequently. Sometimes urination varies in children, toddlers or adults every 5 to 10 minutes or less.
Frequent urination is more common boys than in girls and pollakiuria is more common in children or toddlers than adults.
What Are The Causes Of Daytime Urinary Frequency?
A number of things may cause pollakiuria, or frequent urination in children, toddlers or adults. Frequent urination could be caused by a psychological issue.
Stress or a stressful environment, or other emotional problems are a common cause of pollakiuria in children, toddlers and adults. Nervousness or nervous conditions may also be a contributing factor for pollakiuria or frequent & excessive urination, especially in children or toddlers.
Lastly, daytime urinary frequency in children, toddlers and adults may also be caused by a partial obstruction, for example a prostatic enlargement.
Treatment of frequent or excessive urination in children, toddlers and adults will vary depending on what is causing pollakiuria.
If the cause of pollakiuria is stress or emotional development the child or adults emotional well being should be studied to pinpoint what is causing the child to have abnormal frequent urination.
Once whatever is causing the pollakiuria in the child, toddlers or adult is removed from the child or adults life, the child or adult should return to a more normal urination pattern as factors inducing stress are removed.
In the case of partial obstruction, or prostatic enlargement, treating the obstruction would be the only way to clear the urinary blockage and allow for normal urination patterns to return.