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Freqent Need To Urinate

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  • Posted By: BackToTheToilet
  • October 4, 2008
  • 02:17 PM

18 year old male.

Have been peeing at way above the normal rate, It seems to have started about 5 weeks ago and has gradually gotten worse. The need to go never seems to really disappear, rather just gets reduced when I've been.

Right now I'm peeing at least once every hour. I go at least 20 times a day. It was double that rate before I cut out Coke and coffee from my diet.

This is after having cut out all caffeine from my diet, and drinking normal amounts of water.

After having been without caffeine for a week, I had a strong coffee in the morning to test its effects, and I went back to going nearly every 20/30 min for most of the day.

I've been to the doctor's twice, they've tested my urine once there with the color strip , and sent my urine off to be tested, both showing no abnormalities. My blood has been sent off to be tested, though I'm not sure what exactly for.

There's no abnormal discoloration or odor from the urine, and my thirst is as it would normally be.


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  • Sometimes food allergies can cause the urge to pee (ergo, your improvement when you quit caffeine). Consider trying a gluten free diet for a week; see if it helps. If not, consider cutting out something you eat a lot of, like milk products, or sugars. Speaking of sugars, candida can also cause the increased urination, and it is not often remarked on my urinalysis results. So, cut out the sugars and see if it gets better. Please let us know how you do.
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 01:57 AM
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  • My blood tests were normal, all clear. Doctor says that I've simply developed a twitchy bladder, and it'll get better over time with retraining, holding it a little bit longer each time, and I can gradually reintroduce caffeine into my diet if I want to.Here's hoping.
    BackToTheToilet 2 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 05:50 PM
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  • If it doesn't get better, consider cutting out sugars, which promote candida growth, and stay away from caffeine and carbonated beverages. Good luck.
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 03:42 AM
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  • Hey. maybe you need to get a 24 hour urine collection. This will determine whether you are suffering polyuria (excessive urine volume) or frequent urination (of small volumes).If you pee more the 2.5 litres within 24 hours, that is constituted as polyuria. A major cause of polyuria is diabetes insipidus (your body has lost the ability to reabsorb water)This is just a suggestion (i am a nursing student). Maybe you need to talk to your doctor about it. I also have the same problem but it is not polyuria (because its less then 2.5 litres and its transient)I'm seeing a urologist in january. Maybe you should do the same.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 02:44 PM
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