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A 42-year-old female asked:

despite not drinking anything a few hours before bed, i wake up 2x a night to urinate. is this normal?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: There might be some type of issue going on. At age 42, you might be suffering from a metabolic problem like diabetes, or a prostate problem, or something else. Please see your doctor. Good luck.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Nocturia: Waking up 2x a night is not normal. There are may causes, including infection, heat failure, renal failure, diabetes and more. See this site for more information and consult your doctor for an evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003141.htm.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer. It may affect between 1% and 10% of the population, tends to occur between the ages of 40 and 60, and affects more males than females. Night urination one of the common signs of osa.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Have your: Your urine tested, and consider you may a urinary tract infection or you simply drank too much liquid hours before you slept.

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