Post # 1
I have noticed lately that I am urinating a lot more than usual. It does not sting and I do genuinely go when I need to so I know it’s not cystitis or another UTI. What it seems like to me is that I will have a drink and the liquid seems to go through me very quickly and then suddenly I am absolutely bursting to go. In the past week I’ve had to stop on a journey because I absolutely couldn’t have lasted until reaching the destination. I do also wake up in the night to go but that’s a usual thing for me.
I know our bladders are supposed to get weaker when we get older but I’m only 28!
Has anyone else experienced this or does anyone have any tips for it so I don’t have to urinate as often.
Post # 2
If you’re well hydrated you’ll urinate more. If you’re dehydrated you’ll urinate less. It’s a good thing to be urinating often, keeps you & your kidneys healthy, although I can sympathize with the frequency. After I switched to water after drinking soda nearly as often as possible, I spent days (it felt like it) peeing! It eventually evened itself out (months, I’d say) but I’d rather pee more than not as much.
Post # 3
FromA2B2013: Frequent and excessive urination can also be a symptom of diabetes. Just another reason to seek medical attention from a doctor, not a wedding website.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Have you been drinking more caffeine lately? Normally when I drink a lot of coffee, I need to pee more frequently.
Post # 5
FromA2B2013: Frequency wouldn’t worry me but you’re also describing urgency. (i.e. can’t make it to the next destination). I’d get check out just to make sure. When I saw the thread title I thought the same as PP, diabetes.
Post # 6
julies1949: Yes. Particularly if accompanied by excessive hunger and thirst. Best to see the doctor if only to r/o UTI.
Post # 7
Some medications can cause that symptom as well, and if it’s that bad you might want to switch. So I agree – talking with your doctor is a good idea!
Post # 8
What sorts of things are you drinking? I have this problem, and after ruling out other things with a Dr, she told me that it was probably sugar irritating my bladder and that I needed to cut out sugar drinks…soda, fruit juice, sweetened tea, coffee, whatever
I haven’t done that tbh because it’s really difficult lol
Post # 9
julies1949: I was thinking of going to the doctor anyway but just wanted to hear if anyone else had expereinces to share.
Hyperventilate: I very rarely drink soda. I mainly drink water, with one carton of juice a day (at work) and sometimes I drink squash.
MeiFrancis: I don’t drink caffeine at all. Unless you count hot chocolate, which I might drink 3 of in a month.
playdohpants: Thank you for your thoughts. I’m going to keep an eye and go to the doctor in a few weeks when I’m off work if I still need to.
AB Bride: I am medication free but I can see where the thought comes from, thanks.
a_day_at_the_fair: I mainly drink water. I have one carton of juice on a weekday, I might add squash to my water once a day. My husband and I enjoy a bottle of cider every now and then. If I’m out then I tend to drink lemonade, but being out is a rarity.
Post # 10
FromA2B2013: are you pregnant?
Post # 11
FromA2B2013: That can be a sign of diabetes. If you have that combined with any other symptoms like weight change, often thirsty, lack of energy, dizziness, I would consult a doctor immediately. I would still suggest seeing a doctor, but the diabetes thing was the first thing to come to mind. Worst case scenario eh? Haha
Post # 12
FromA2B2013: I have the same issues as you! And I don’t drink too much water lol there are days where I am okay and other days I have to pee all the time sometimes 5 times in 20 mins.. but I do know that I always have to pee every morning like around 2am-6am . I went to the doctors they tested did blood test, everything came out OK, no diabetes or anything. they did mention I may just have a small bladder? Lol…
Post # 13
FromA2B2013: you should go to the doctor and get checked just incase. Sometimes people have a uti without the stinging or other symptoms. You are suffering from urgency and frequency so you should get checked as it still could be a uti.
Post # 14
There are a lot of factors at play here, but I’ll tell you what I know. If you have more than 8 urinations per day, it is considered to be overactive bladder/urge incontinence. This is usually due to the nerves over stimulating your detrusor bladder muscle. One of the things that can exacerbate this is citrus foods, and I saw that you mentioned fruit juice above. As PP have said, UTI can also be a huge contributor so you will need to go to the MD for a urinalysis. Like I said, there’s a lot of factors at play, so other things to consider are obesity, and atrophic vaginitis (if your estrogen is low, you weaken vaginal lining and cause bladder urgency). Hope that holds you over until you can get in to see the doctor! Good luck!
Post # 15
Well this is what happened when I had a bladder infection. There was no burning, I just had to urinate frequently.