My 5 yo has to use the restroom every 10-20 minutes. Sometimes she will go 30, but that's probably only every ten or so trips. I am not exaggerating on the times. It often takes her hours to get to sleep at night because before she can fall asleep she has to get up again. She wears a pull up at night.
She has been to the doc and all the simple things have been ruled out (uti, on-site-irritation...) and they did a full blood work up. They tested organ function, blood levels, and 19 different food allergies. She seriously checked like every box on the blood work form. Everything came back negative. Which is good, I know. Except that we still have a problem.
She's been referred to Urology but it takes a while to get in. So I'm looking around for any BTDT or suggestions while we await our appointment. It is really starting to stress her out and it makes outings very difficult. Going anywhere more than 10 minutes away is just asking for hysterics in the car. She goes from "I need to pee" to OMG going to pee my pants screaming in about 60 seconds. And it really seems legit. She gets frantic if she cannot get to a restroom immediately.
This time it's been going on for about 3-4 weeks now. Before that she was at about every hour for several months. Back in July she experienced this same issue and at the time they thought maybe constipation. We tried clearing her out and soon after it did improve, though as I said only out to an hour. But when doc looked over her results from July, she said she was not constipated. So it's a coincidence that it subsided just after. But the total span of that time was only about 3 weeks, so we are already past that point and it's not letting up.
Has anyone experienced anything similar either in themselves or their children?? We've tried everything we can think of.