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Excessive Urination

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  • Posted By: Jadelz85
  • August 15, 2007
  • 04:39 AM

Hey,

This is my first post on here so I dont know quite what to write. For the past few weeks I have had increased frequency in my urination. One night I had to get up about 3 times to go to the bathroom. I have not been drinking any more than usual, and in fact do not drink much at all, on average I probably have about 3-5 glasses of liquid per day and most of the time its only 3. Also the urgency to urinate has increased dramatically. I havent had to stand with my legs tightly crossed in ages but ive had to alot lately. I HATE public toilets and aviod them like the plague but have been forced into them lately also. After looking this up Ive seen a few diagnosis but there is no pain accompanying this issue which rules most of them out. The only one that kind of fits is type 1 diabetes which seems a little extreme!

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!:)

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  • More info please. Male or female, age, color of urine etc. Why do you only drink half the amount of recommended liquid daily? Drink more now.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 10:22 AM
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  • I am female, Colour of urine is normal... and I drink when im thirsty... no need to be rude.
    Jadelz85 3 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 10:29 AM
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  • Oh and im 22.
    Jadelz85 3 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 10:30 AM
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  • Sorry, don't mean to be rude. My typing style is kind of abbreviated and brusque. Bladder infections aren't always about pain, but rather urgency. You might be starting a bladder infection which will be greatly helped if you can flush it away with excess water that you drink. There's some debate on this board whether cranberry juice/tablets are only good before an infection, and not during. The pro's say that thirst is not an adequate indicator of hydration, but rather you should drink on a schedule. And yes, public johns are awful. If you think you are having a bladder infection, first look at your urine. Is it cloudy and smelly? You could drop off a sterile urine sample at your doctor's office for a culture and sensitivity test. (You get the container from them). Women are very prone to cystitis (bladder infections) as their urethra's are short vs men's, which are long:D . Most infections are caused by contamination with e.coli. You know, the front-to-back wipe regime gone wrong. Also, post sex, gentlemen (or whatever) should get their ladies a large glass of water to drink to flush the urethra. If by this time you are just about to die from the urgency, you can go to the drug-store and get some uristat (or pyridium) which is a urinary anesthetic. It starts to work quickly. It will color the urine orange (and your pants). If this does work, then you know it's a bladder thing. If not, go see your doctor. Your lab test should be done by then also.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 10:47 AM
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  • Thanks for the help. I will try drinking water more and see if that helps. Its odd though because theres nothing unusual about anything else (color, smell etc). Just the frequency and urgency. So far today Ive had one drink and been to the bathroom 5 times and I feel a 6th comming on... I wouldnt mind if it meant I was losing some water weight!!:p
    Jadelz85 3 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 11:16 AM
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  • You need to see a physician because frequent urination is a sign of several conditions. One is diabetes and you might not have the excessive thirst at first which goes along with it.Cranberry juice, non-sweetened, would also increase the urine's acidity.There are other conditions which cause bladder problems besides infections.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 09:09 AM
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  • I would like to know if you find out what is going on because I suddenly began going 10x per night. No burning, very clear ruining my ability to get any sleep. Started on my second day of taking Biaxin though this may not mean anything. They took me off Biaxin, did urine test and said no UTI but gave me antibiotics anyhow. Bloodwork just basic CBC showed nothing but low Alkaline Phosphate. How can you let this much fluid go without dehydrating? It is obnoxious and my doctor seems to know nothing. I am asking for a new doctor to test again for possibly Diabetes or Congestive Heart Failure as those are the only things I know of that can suddenly cause this? I did have a low grade fever for 2 days but gone for past 4 days, been peeing alot for 5 days now and am at a loss as to what to do. If I find anything out I will let you know.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 04:29 AM
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