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frequent urge to urinate at night, reduced output

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  • Posted By: micenmen
  • June 27, 2007
  • 04:03 AM


I'll try to keep this succinct. 29/male, healthy, desk job, with a frequent, strong urge to urinate - but, only at night. And, I cannot go much when I try. Gets progressively worse throughout the night. Been to two urologists - treatments of antibiotics and BPH and other stuff have been unsuccessful. After many months and covering all their bases, they are scratching their heads. Doc 2 decided to send me to physical therapy which I will start soon.

Any ideas? Any message boards out there that you know of that might help me?

Thank you so much,


Extra info: Had this for years. I am bipolar, but docs can find no relation or medication issues.

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  • So what's it like in the morning and daytime. If it's only at night and laying down makes it worse, I would thing you have some kind of kink in your plumbing. Have your urologist order a voiding cystourethrogram which is a real-time study of how you pee under fluoroscopy.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for responding.What is it like in the daytime? I'm normal, really. I've never had a powerful stream - my friends would always make fun of me in the men's room because I took a lot longer. :) But, no symptoms like at night. I'll bring up your suggestion to my doc. Thanks again - it means a lot that you both took the time to help me out.-Joey
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Do you snore? Do you find yourself waking up suddenly and gasping for breath?If so you might want to get a sleep study for sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea causes nocturia - urination at night, especially if excessive.Do a search on the web for:sleep apnea: nocturia
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