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I read an article that the process of nocturnal enuresis is involuntary, because the process of releasing urine (during the night or day) is involuntary. How can this process be called involuntary if the person can hold urine until the bathroom?

I read an article that the process of nocturnal enuresis is involuntary, because the process of releasing urine (during the night or day) is involuntary. How can this process be called involuntary if the person can hold urine until the bathroom?

Nocturnal enuresis: 37 year old gentleman with a question about nocturnal enuresis. The answer you saw refers to bedwetting that is involuntary and not to getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. A person wets the bed while sleeping and is unable to consciously stop it. ...Read more

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Male, 21 years old.recently when I go to bathroom, my feces are dark grey.should i be worried. Ps I fast during daytime(Ramadan)but eat at night. Thanks?

Male, 21 years old.recently when I go to bathroom, my feces are dark grey.should i be worried. Ps I fast during daytime(Ramadan)but eat at night. Thanks?

Normal stool: Fasting during Ramzan makes most Muslims consume foods which is not part if their daily staple. With many such foods, rich in calories, sugars etc, the BMs don't look the same. As long as your output is regular, albeit somewhat dis colored, there shouldn't be any reason for alarm. Ramzan Mubarak ...Read more

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Why is it when I go to the bathrm at night and when I get up my feet fall asleep? It don't happen during the day. Is it cause I was sleeping? Its weird

Why is it when I go to the bathrm at night and when I get up my feet fall asleep? It don't happen during the day. Is it cause I was sleeping? Its weird

Sleep positioning: Hello, Note neuropraxia, It is possible that the way you sleep maybe placing excess pressure along nerves in the lower extremity. Try to adjust sleeping position and see if that makes a difference. Feel better. ...Read more

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I think I might have a bladder problem I at least go to the bathroom more than 8 times during the day and three or more times per night. Please help!?

I think I might have a bladder problem I at least go to the bathroom more than 8 times during the day and three or more times per night. Please help!?

Diabetes?: You could have a bladder problem, but a much more common situation is diabetes mellitus. See your doctor to get a history and physical examination as well as the appropriate testing to rule in or to rule out common causes of your symptoms and to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is going to bathroom on average 8 times a day bad for a female. I drink about 2-4 cups of water a day but on rare days it's 5-6. I don't go at night.?

Is going to bathroom on average 8 times a day bad for a female. I drink about 2-4 cups of water a day but on rare days it's 5-6. I don't go at night.?

Likely ok: While diabetes, urinary tract infections & some other illnesses can cause frequent urination, your urinary patterns sound normal. Vit c & soda can increase urinary frequency as well. If you're having pain, or don't feel like you're fully emptying your bladder, or if you're still concerned, please see your pcp. You do need to try & increase your water intake to about 8 glasses per day. ...Read more

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Why do my hips hurt at night when I need to go to the bathroom?

Why do my hips hurt at night when I need to go to the bathroom?

gelling: When you lie in bed (or rest with no movement anytime), your joint gel and initial movement hurts. This is a typical arthritic symptom. It's not having to urinate, it's getting up after sleeping that causes your sx. The issue may be in your spine or your hips. Careful exam and xray/mri can isolate the cause. ...Read more

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What makes my hips hurt at night when I have to go to the bathroom?

What makes my hips hurt at night when I have to go to the bathroom?

Hip joint pain?: Perhaps this is an arthritic stiffness pain. You would know if there are reasons to think this. If the hours of lying still made the joint painfully stiff, a bedtime dose of anti-inflammatory might prevent it. Ask your doctor for eval ; recommendations. Good luck! ...Read more

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I tend to go to the bathroom a lot at night. There is a small amount of urine and it's colorless. I'm a 26 y/o grad student and drink a lot of coffee.

I tend to go to the bathroom a lot at night. There is a small amount of urine and it's colorless. I'm a 26 y/o grad student and drink a lot of coffee.

This may be normal: And may be controlled by decreasing your coffee intake, particularly in the afternoon/evening. Caffeine acts as a diuretic as you likely know. Physiologic nocturnal diuresis occurs where the kidneys produce more urine while the body is recumbent as this position causes increased blood flow to the kidney. Urologic problems such as overactive bladder and small bladder capacity require urologic eval. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills good for you? Like if u had to wake up 3 go to the bathroom at night and u took a sleeping pill before u go 2 sleep will u wake up

Are sleeping pills good for you?  Like if u had to wake up 3 go to the bathroom at night and u took a sleeping pill before u go 2 sleep will u wake up

Depends: This depends upon what you have taken and in what dosage. If you have taken something like Ambien (zolpidem) you should be able to arouse to urinate without difficulty. If you have taken a barbiturate, this may pose a problem. ...Read more

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I am having pain in pelvic area of my back that radiates to my rectum. It hurts to cough, I have to hold my stomach. I'm also having lower back pain right above hips. What kind of doctor should I see? I'm also having to go to the bathroom twice at night!

I am having pain in pelvic area of my back that radiates to my rectum. It hurts to cough, I have to hold my stomach. I'm also having lower back pain right above hips. What kind of doctor should I see?
I'm also having to go to the bathroom twice at night!

Family doctor: It sounds like there is quite a bit going on with you, and it is difficult to determine what is causing your symptoms. It could be related to your intestinal tract, female organs, urinary tract or be musculoskeletal in origin. I recommend that you see a family doctor initially and have a thorough evaluation. If necessary the family doc can refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Why does my husband go to the bathroom alot at night alot?

Why does my husband go to the bathroom alot at night alot?

One of three things: Usually cause urinary frequency at night: Prostate problems, diabetes and congestive heart failure. With any of these there are often other symptoms. . Diuretics taken for BP control can also do this as can excessive PM fluid intake. There are a few other conditions but these seem to be less common. ...Read more

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I don't have a urine infection so why am i going to the bathroom every 2to3hours at night?

I don't have a urine infection so why am i going to the bathroom every 2to3hours at night?

Other reasons: Possible diabetes. Need blood glucose levels checked. Of course frequent urination could be simply due to heavy liquid intake. Also, bladder dysfunction is possible. Need to discuss with your primary care doc. If urinalysis is normal, you may need to see urology. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 22-year-old male to have to use the bathroom at night?

Is it normal for a 22-year-old male to have to use the bathroom at night?

Sometimes: It depends on if you have other symptoms like always eating, always thirsty, decreased sexual function, frequent urination. These could be signs of diabetes. ...Read more

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I do wake up out of my sleep a lot to use the bathroom at night why is that?

I do wake up out of my sleep a lot to use the bathroom at night why is that?

Prostate problem?: Getting up at night also known as nocturia is normal as we get older (men and women) up to 1-2 times. We make more urine at night while reclining. But if it is bothersome or more frequent this may indicate that your prostate is becoming obstructive making complete emptying more difficult. It could also be due to an overactive bladder- this is a problem that needs further evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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I am up at night at least 6 times to use the bathroom I do not sleep because iam in te bathroom about 6 times a night

I am up at night at least 6 times to use the bathroom I do not sleep because iam in te bathroom about 6 times a night

I : I believe that anyone who goes to the bathroom 6 times at night probably has a urinary tract infection or an enlarged prostate (if male). See your pysician, they will evaluate you more fully and should have you back to your normal sleeping pattern in a short time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm a 72 old female, I wake up every 2 hrs at night, i have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes

I'm a 72 old female, I wake up every 2 hrs at night, i have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes

You : You did not state that you have diabetes. A common cause for frequent urination at night is simply bladder problems unrelated to diabetes. An overactive bladder is one name for this.
If the amount you urinate is often just a little or if you often have to go just a few moments after you urinated, that strongly suggests a bladder problem not diabetes.
In any case, urine and blood testing should provide further information to answer the question and to tell whether infection is playing a part.
It is not normal to have to urinate this frequently. So get this checked out. Hopefully you will enjoy better sleep. ...Read more

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