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Q: urination problems in children ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: urination problems in children
Category: Health
Asked by: dpeterson-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 09 Mar 2005 15:00 PST
Expires: 08 Apr 2005 16:00 PDT
Question ID: 490324
term for frequent urination in children; not organic; oftern related
to a psychological stressor; something like "poikilouria", not
Subject: Re: urination problems in children
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Mar 2005 15:25 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
I am confident that the word you're looking for is "pollakiuria"
(occasionally spelled as "pollakisuria").

"pollakiuria (pol·la·ki·uria) (pol²[schwa]-ke-u¢re-[schwa]) [Gr.
pollakis often + -uria] unduly frequent passage of the urine."

Dorland's Medical Dictionary

"Pollakiuria: Mostly affects children between the age of 3-8 years,
and causes frequent daytime urination, sometimes up to 10-30 times a
day, usually with very small amounts of urine being produced at each
time. Children with pollakiuria usually do not have other symptoms,
and it is not known what causes it, although it may be linked to
stress. No treatment is necessary and symptoms usually go away after
about 3 months. It is also called Extraordinary Daytime Urinary
Frequency Syndrome."

Keep Kids Healthy: Frequent Urination

"Clinicians sometimes mistakenly label urinary frequency as polyuria;
the latter indicates increased volume and number of episodes of
micturition (as in diabetes). Though rarely used, pollakisuria (or
pollakiuria) is the correct term for increased frequency of

"An even more common cause of frequent urination, especially if your
child is between the ages of 3 and 8 years old, is pollakiuria. This
condition is also called frequent daytime urination syndrome. Children
with pollakiuria often urinate 10-30 times a day, but have no other
symptoms. It is thought to be linked to stress, although no obvious
stressor is found by most parents, and goes away without treatment
after 2-3 weeks."

About Pediatrics: Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: pollakiuria OR pollakisuria

I hope this is the correct word. If it is not, or if anything is
unclear or incomplete, please request clarification; I'll gladly offer
further assistance before you rate my answer.

Best regards,
dpeterson-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: urination problems in children
From: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Mar 2005 17:16 PST
Your rating indicates that you are not fully satisfied. If this is not
the correct word, I will try to find precisely what you need. Can you
give me a few more details about the condition?

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