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    My son is complaining of frequency and burning with urination.He is only 11.His urine was checked and was clear of infection.He is a very nervous child and I am hoping that this bladder condition will go away on its own and isn't anything.Has anyone else ever heard of a child who is a boy getting this?


    Duana

  • #2
    Anyone can have IC. Is it possible that the irritation could be caused by soap or some other external cause. If he takes tub baths, you might want to switch him to showers.

    I hope it's not IC.

    Hugs,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      If he drinks a lot of pop or juice you might want to try just water for a while. My son had some trouble when he was about 6 years old but it gradually went away and hasn't had anymore trouble. He's 18 now.

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      • #4
        My son had trouble too, it was from the urethra being small, I was told he would out grow it and he did, i am glad now i decided against surgerry and give it time.

        He is in his 20's now and everything is fine.

        MG
        My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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        • #5
          Thanks ladies for the info.My doctor offered no advice except to come back this week if no better for another urine test.Did your sons complain of frequency and burning?My son is going through puberty too.This is not helping the situation.He is a very anxious child and this is very upsetting to him(and me).


          Duana

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          • #6
            Both of my sons had very tiny urethras --- and both were surgically repaired when they were very small. I hadn't thought about it for ages.

            Donna
            Stay safe


            Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
            Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

            Have you checked the ICN Shop?
            Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

            Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

            Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

            Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

            AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

            I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
            [3MG]

            Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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            • #7
              My son used to cry/scream it hurt to pee.
              My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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              • #8
                I should hope your son does not have IC at all. I use to keep in contact with a dude that was diagnosed at kindergarten age. Of course, I don't think he is a juvenile any longer. Some doctors use to think, and may have been told, that a person could be too young to get it. Of course, it use to be called a womans disease as well.

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                • #9
                  Mothergoose:How old was your son when he developed the symptoms and how old was he when he outgrew it?




                  Statesboro:How old were you when you first noticed symptoms?Do you get burning/frequency?

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                  • #10
                    He had symptom from a baby on, if he got cranky at all, I soon learned this ment he had a UTI, then pain came and went between 3-7 and he out grew by 8.

                    MG
                    My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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                    • #11
                      my son seems to get the burning/frequency after he eats acidic foods.i am going to try to get him to follow the IC diet.a doctor told me last week that she never heard of boys getting IC but IC is not what she specializes in either.she told me that therapy may help my health problems as well.my thoughts........i could go to therapy 24/7 and it would not cure my IC!although,i think my anxiety disorder does cause IC flares when my anxiety is high but IC cannot be cured by therapy.if it did,i think we'd all go.why do people think IC is a woman's disorder only?men/boys have bladders too!

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                      • #12
                        My urologist has mentioned that she sees children, girls and boys, with IC. And my dad has mentioned that when he was very little he had a burning sensation while urinating sometimes. Obviously it went away for him but my point is that little boys can have bladder/urethra troubles too, unfortunately.

                        I would encourage you to look into therapy. Not because I think you're crazy or anything, but because it has helped me. I've struggled for years with terrible anxiety (and panic disorder) and depression. Definitely no fun!

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                        • #13
                          You can maybe try to see if taking AZO helps any. When I was that age and before I knew it was IC AZO usually took care of it.
                          • 27 year old student
                          • Had symptoms since I was 5
                          • Been on forums since '07, knew I had this since then, received mild treatment without true diagnosis due to anxiety. Diagnosed by symptoms on 4/08/11.
                          • Had first horrible flare in 07, bad doctors, had to research IC myself to clue in onto what it was. After following the diet I went into remission.
                          • Big flare in 09 due to an untreated bladder infection. Went back into remission in 2012.
                          • Symptoms returned 4/1/15. All of my remissions have ended in April-May or September-October. It sounds like a connection to seasonal allergies to me..


                          Currently: Continuous Birth Control, vaginal valium (10/6/11), Elmiron (4/08/11), UTA (4/08/11), continuous Trimethoprim for infections (10/6/11), Heating pad, Benedryl, harsh diet

                          What I know works: Benedryl, diet, birth control, UTA, valium, ditropan, soma

                          What didn't work: Elavil, vistaril (12/22)

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