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Old 06-05-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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In men your age, that's either prostate cancer or benign prostate hyperplasia, keeping your bladder from emptying fully. A visit to the urologist is in order.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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I am 67 and go every two hours during the day. Night? I wake about up about 2 AM every night feeling like I have to go. Majority of the time I just roll over and go back to sleep. Too much trouble to get out of bed, deal with my cats seeing me get up, and I just roll over and go back to sleep until morning.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Seem it started 6-8 mo ago, I get up every 1 1/2 hrs to 2 hrs every night to pee and drink water. I seem normal during the day (meaning every 4-5 hrs).

Is this a normal getting old thing or what ??
How much water are you drinking at night? Water has been a bit oversold - the old 8 glasses a day was based on a myth/misinformation as a lot of liquid comes from the food we eat. Think - kids sleep 12 hours and probably don't get up and don't drink in the middle of the night - certainly not several times or several glasses through the night and they are perfectly healthy and not dehydrated.

If you don't have a UTI, diabetes, or "male"/"female" problems consider doing what parents do when their kids wet the bed - no liquids after 7:00 pm. Seriously, a few sips if you're thirsty, but not glasses.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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talk to your doctor, it could be prostate problems which are very common in men, even those not your age. Otherwise, I know a lot of people as they age seem to pee more at night. I am one of them: being a women I doubt I have prostate problems. I may not get up quite as often as you, but some nights I get up 3 or 4 times and yes, I always have a glass of water. I think many of us, when we relax at night we seem to have the urge to get up and pee more often.
Someone suggested getting checked for diabetes, I guess that is possible but if you don't have unusual thirst during the day I wouldn't worry too much about that. It wouldn't hurt though to check with your doctor if you haven't recently had a checkup.
Drinking every two hours at night is unusual thirst.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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No, not normal. (I'm an NP.) If you are male, prostate problems could be the culprit. UTI is possible in both sexes at your age. And I have had diabetic patients get diagnosed after they complained about having to pee all the time at night. There are other possible things causing this problem as well. Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor and let him/her know what's been going on.
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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DH was getting up that often. He was found to have BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and the MD put him on tamsulosin for it. He now sleeps though most of the night, though he still sometimes has to get up a couple times.


Your regular GP can prescribe the tamsulosin or he may refer you to a urologist to make sure there's nothing else going on, but you don't have to live like that, getting up all night. That's ridiculous.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:24 AM
 
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As someone that has the problem day and night without pills from about our age (I am now 85 years old), let me be one that says see a urologist as soon as possible. You will be glad you did.

And you get thirsty a lot. That is another sign there is problems.

My cardiologist and my urologist, both tell me I have to limit the intake of water and other liquid. Drinking too much water or liquid, is a major cause of your problem.
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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In my 70s and usually get up once during the night; however, if I drink any liquid later in the day I may have to get up more often.

My PCP told me to drink plenty of water during the day and to stop drinking it around 4 p.m. - works for me.
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