Diaper-free, Finally!

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My five-year-old son hasn’t been wearing diapers at night since he was circumcised last September 24. It might have taken longer to do this because my son is now five years old. The reason why we couldn’t let him sleep at night without diapers is because he urinates frequently at night, leaving him with a heavy wet diaper in the morning.

He also urinates way too much in school, and because he doesn’t wear diapers to school, he has to leave his classroom often to pee in the toilet. I know that’s causing him too much stress because his classmates are not like that. Sometimes, he leaves the room without telling his teachers because he’s getting ashamed of his repeated trips to the bathroom already.

I initially thought this was behavioral, but my son has a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). His pediatric urologist told us that it could be behavioral or it could also be a symptom of UTI. What we could do, according to him, was eliminate one of these variables to know the real problem. That’s when we decided that we had to get our son circumcised.

Now we can safely conclude that his frequent urination was indeed a symptom of UTI. First, he now urinates only once or twice during his three-hour stay in school compared to seven or more times before he was circumcised. He also urinates before bedtime and once or none before he wakes up in the morning.

My son is now okay, and this makes me very happy!

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