A member asked:

I know caffeine in coffee is diuretic, but can it actually irritate the bladder? received k-cup brewer as a gift. have noticed only on days i drink a cup that i have to go more and more urgently. caffeinated tea & other drinks don't have that effect?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Caffeine can be a bladder irritant causing urinary frequency in small amounts, but I wouldn't expect any burning on urination. You may note absence of symptoms when you drink decaffeinated coffee. I presume there's less caffeine in the other beverages.

Answered Oct 28, 2020



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