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How good is it to only pee once a day?
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8 doctors agree
In brief: Not recommended
Urinating infrequently is not healthy for the bladder. If you are accustomed to voiding this infrequently, then you are not drinking enough or more likely causing yourself to hold the urine.
This will eventually cause bladder damage that may not be repairable in the future and possibly require a bladder catheter for bladder drainage. Be especially careful if you are diabetic due to infections.

In brief: Not recommended
Urinating infrequently is not healthy for the bladder. If you are accustomed to voiding this infrequently, then you are not drinking enough or more likely causing yourself to hold the urine.
This will eventually cause bladder damage that may not be repairable in the future and possibly require a bladder catheter for bladder drainage. Be especially careful if you are diabetic due to infections.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Women need to urinate every 2-3 hours to prevent urinary tract infections.
Dr. Bennett Werner
If you have swelling (edema), you should get a blood sample to check your kidney function. It's possible that your infrequent urination is a symptom of kidney disease.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not good
Either you have trained yourself to hold your urine too long or you are dehydrated.
In either case, you should be drinking an average of 8 glasses of water daily, more if you are sweating. You should have to urinate every 2-4 hours and your urine should be light yellow to clear in color.

In brief: Not good
Either you have trained yourself to hold your urine too long or you are dehydrated.
In either case, you should be drinking an average of 8 glasses of water daily, more if you are sweating. You should have to urinate every 2-4 hours and your urine should be light yellow to clear in color.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. George Klauber
I call this a "camel" bladder + often starts at toilet training age, age 2 or so, when child realizes they can control something in their lives. Bladder capacity may increase to inefficient size, efficient emptying with urination can be impaired and subject becomes more prone to UTIs which also means that UTIs aremore difficult to clear.
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