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Can peeing a lot make you lose weight?

Can peeing a lot make you lose weight?

No.: Voiding will allow you to lose a small amount of water weight, but unless you stop drinking fluids or are a patient on diuretics, the weight will be replaced. More importantly, urine production is unrelated to the metabolism of the muscle and fat which are more important in maintaining a healthy weight. Make sure you consult a doctor before starting on any risky or unproven diets. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have been on a diet for two months now and have lost 27 lbs. I was the same weight but now am peeing a lot. Is this a sign that I'm losing weight?

I have been on a diet for two months now and have lost 27 lbs. I was the same weight but now am peeing a lot. Is this a sign that I'm losing weight?

Losing water not fat: Most obese people do retain a good deal of excess water weight, and early fast weight loss is often due to losing that excees water. While it does contribute to wieght loss, it is not the same as fat loss. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis kidney stone and been peeing a lot. Lost weight now im around 98lbs. How can I gain a healthy weight back? I'm 5ft 2in

Have ulcerative colitis kidney stone and been peeing a lot. Lost weight now im around 98lbs. How can I gain a healthy weight back? I'm 5ft 2in

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose to junk or fast food. Keep a well-balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Will peeing help you lose weight?

Will peeing help you lose weight?

Urine and Obesity: Nope. Thus, the old myth that diuretics can help is a false and dangerous myth. Urine will be expelled from your body as your kidneys do their normal function of cleaning waste from the blood. ...Read more

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I am peeing a lot?

I am peeing a lot?

See below: If you are having pain, urgency to go right after peeing, abdominal pain, fevers, nausea or vomiting or any of these symptoms, see you doc for evaluation of a urinary tract but there are a lot of other causes for "polyuria" like diabetes, increase fluid consumption, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Lately I feel like I am peeing a lot?

Lately I feel like I am peeing a lot?

See your doctor: It may be a sign of infection, or an early sign of diabetes or nothing. Your doctor can do tests to see if there is a problem or not. ...Read more

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I been peeing a lot, is that normal?

I been peeing a lot, is that normal?

Lots of urination: The cause of your urinating a lot depends on the amount of fluids you are drinking. If you are drinking a lot, you will urinate a lot and your urine will be light, which is normal. If you are not drinking a lot with increased urination, you may have a problem. ...Read more

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Hi there IV being having admoinal pains or last 6 months and now peeing a lot for last month do I have something?

Hi there IV being having admoinal pains or last 6 months and now peeing a lot for last month do I have something?

Need more info...: To deduce the cause for your symptoms (Sx), one needs more info on detailed specifics & relevance of all Sx stressing sequence of events + physical findings + testing as needed. How to have such evaluation done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you surely can work closer & better with doc to reach right diagnosis for right care/ counseling. ...Read more

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I have unknown medical problems in the urine track but I want to lose weight without damaging that, how do I do it?

I have unknown medical problems in the urine track but I want to lose weight without damaging that, how do I do it?

Kidney problems: Before you do anything you better get clearance from your doctor if you are able to lose weight safely. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between peeing a lot and being constipation?

What is the correlation between peeing a lot and being constipation?

Stool takes up room: Your poo sits in the end of the colon waiting to exit. It competes for space with the bladder. If you have backed up poo, it stretches the end of the colon pushing into the space that the bladder wants to fill. If you have retained poo in a dilated colon, your bladder is compressed & holds less pee. Smaller bladder space means you pee more often. ...Read more

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I am peeing a lot and I have cramps in my stoumach, what's wrong with me?

Frequent urination: Frequency of urination may be a sign of an infection. There are other reasons as well. This symptom requires a doctor to evaluate you and likely get a urine test. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am peeing a lot 2 days after sex?

What does it mean if I am peeing a lot 2 days after sex?

Could be an uti: Some women get uti's after sexual intercourse. It is likely that this may be the issue. I recommend getting seen and have an urinalysis done. ...Read more

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It hurts when I pee at the end. I have been peeing a lot lately.?

It hurts when I pee at the end. I have been peeing a lot lately.?

UTI: Burning during or at the end of urination, and urinating frequently are both symptoms of a urinary tract infection. You should see your family doctor or go to an urgent care clinic soon. ...Read more

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My five-year old son is peeing a lot lately, should I have him checked?

My five-year old son is peeing a lot lately, should I have him checked?

Diabetes? : He's probably normal but the most common abnormality that causes excessive urination for him would be diabetes. Excessive thirst and lethargy would be other clues. A simple urine dip stick test would rule out a serous cause including diabetes. ...Read more

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I have been really tired in the morning and peeing a lot throughout the night. I also feel like my body is on fire.

I have been really tired in the morning and peeing a lot throughout the night. I also feel like my body is on fire.

Diabetes: Unfortunately until proven otherwise you have diabetes and must be seen soon to begin to address this with an expert. ...Read more

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I've noticed tht I have been peeing a lot is there an over the counter brand tht I can take to help it. I don't have pain or anything and it not dark?

No: The critical question is why you are having frequency to urinate. Sometimes this can be as simple as having too many irritating things in your diet (caffeine, artificial sweetners, acidic/spicy foods). However, other things such as endocrine disorders (especially diabetes) must be considered as well. Finally, infections must be in the list of possibilities. Please see a doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is it normal that you're peeing a lot after surgical abortion?

Fluid shifts: Yes, this is normal. Retaining fluid is normal before this surgery. It is also normal to stop retaining fluid, and that will result in frequent urination. If the urination persists beyond 2 to 3 weeks then get evaluated by your surgery team or your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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I've been peeing a lot and I have had unprotected sex should I be worried?

I've been peeing a lot and I have had unprotected sex should I be worried?

Do a pregnancy test: And make sure u do not have a urinary tract infection, your obgyn can check for both and u can get on birth control that would be compatable with your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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I haven't drunken much liquid today but am peeing a lot. Could it be an early sign of diabetes?

I haven't drunken much liquid today but am peeing a lot. Could it be an early sign of diabetes?

Diabetes: Yes. Very much could be. It is easy enough to see your doc or an urgent care for a quick blood glucose and urine sample. That way one would know if this is a metabolic/endocrine problem or a UTI. ...Read more

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I've been peeing a lot lately. Always right after I drink a bit of water. Is it just the water? Or is there a problem?

UTI vs DM vs OAB vs?: You're a bit young @ 16yo for overactive bladder (OAB), although one should never say never. If it hurts to pee, then you might have a urinary traction infection (UTI), either bladder or kidney. Or if you're excessively thirsty in addition to peeing all the time, you might have diabetes (DM). Regardless, you need to go see your Family Doc or Pediatrician to figure out what's going on. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I keep peeing a lot I'm worried I drink enough water I don't know if it's that I have no other syptoms please help me?

Polyuria: Do you void excessive amount of urine at a time or do you urinate many times a day? Do you drink more than 6-8 cups of water a day? Are you losing weight? Do you have pain with urination or any discharge? Best to see a doctor and have urine and possible blood analysis. Many possibilities including Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes Insipidus, Excessive water drinking, UTI and others. ...Read more

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Been peeing a lot for ~12hrs, but not as much as w/ a UTI, and no pain or small output. How long before I should worry it's more than an irritant?

Check it out now: It may not be serious but now for ~ 12 hours this needs an evaluation. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. You need to be evaluated for infection diabetes and other causes ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Polyuria (Definition)

Polyuria = passing 2.5 more liters of urine per ...Read more