5 month old cries before and after urinating
My 5 months old baby wets at least 15 diapers a day. He cries before and after.
Any ideas why this might be happening?
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Painful And Frequent Peeing In Babies
I think you should have your baby checked for a urinary tract infection. Even if it is much more common that girls get UTIs, boys can get them too.
Not too seldom, boys can also get a small wound in the urethra, something that certainly can hurt. Try to check for any redness that might explain the pain.
Another possiblity could of course be a diaper rash
that is sore.
Whether 15 diapers is a lot or not is hard to say. Have you noticed a big increase in wet diapers recently? At 5 months most babies have no bladder control at all so they will most likely pee very often, only we don't notice, because the diapers are so dry these days.
In older children, frequent urination can be a symptom of urinary tract infection, but it is not the most common symptom in babies. A low grade fever, foul smell of the urine, cloudy urine and a fussy baby are more common symptoms.
But again, call his pediatrician; no need to take any chances with such a young fellow and of course he should not be in pain when urinating.
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