Is it possible for a 7 year old boy just recently potty trained to have frequent urination because of his hypotonic cerebral palsy. He goes to the bathroom 20-30 times a day. The first month he just went 4-5 times a day. Now he is up to 20-30 times a day. We took him to his Dr. who said he was just new to potty training and the frequency would slow down. It has not. This boy is also autistic.
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Well, yes, anxiety some children face while being 'potty-trained' can result in too frequent use of toilet. However 20-30 times a day is on a very high side.
If you live in a cold climate, see if the child is properly clothed or not—feeling cold can also be the cause. Similarly taking a lot of fluids could be the cause.
Possibility of diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus as the cause have to be ruled out.
It can also be due to neurogenic or hypotonic bladder often associated with cerebral palsy. Apart from his neurologist, please consult an urologist. Get his urine examined to rule out UTI, which can also present as just increased frequency. Take care!
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