Pollakiuria Or Frequent Urination In Children & AdultsWhat is pollakiuria? Pollakiuria is abnormal or frequent urination in children, toddlers or adults during the daytime hours. The condition is also called daytime urinary frequency or overactive bladder and is usually caused by emotional stress although that is not always the case.
Average Urination Frequency Vs. Overactive BladderThe average child or toddler without an overactive bladder has to urinate 3 to 4 times an hour. A child or adult with pollakiuria must urinate every 5 to 10 minutes or less. Overactive bladder, or frequent urination is more common in boys than in girls and more common in children or toddlers than adults but pollakiuria affects adults of all ages as well.
There are a number of possible causes for pollakiuria, or frequent urination ranging from abuse and stress or nervousness to physical problems such as a urinary tract infection, enlargened prostate, bladder stones, abnormal blood sugar levels and other causes.