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A 71-year-old male asked:

I found out that i have a quite big prostate. it is possible that is why everynight i have to go to the bathroom at least 3 or 4 times? thanks.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Not uncommon. Consult a urologist for treatment options.
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Dr. Stuart Shoengold
Urology 47 years experience
Possibly : BPH and enlarged prostate is one cause of nocturia , getting up at nite. You may not be emptying your bladder due to the enlargement, causing you to get up at nite. BPH may cause bladder overactivity or irritative type symptoms also.However there are many other medical causes such as diabetes congestive heart failure and medications that can cause nocturia.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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