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Old 06-05-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: FL.
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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 ??
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:20 AM
 
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I know many older folks and I'm one of them. I get up more during the night than I ever had in my life and I'm approaching 78. Some older ladies I know get up every couple hrs they say. I work on doing the kegel exercise and that helps the muscles to tighten. I drink a good amount of water all day and would like to drink more at night but......we need to keep hydrated.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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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).
Maybe get checked for diabetes?
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Every 1.5 to 2 hours? That's a bit too much -- I'd check with an urologist. Could be prostate issues, among other things.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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I don't know if OP is male or female, but a female friend who is up all night is now working on her third fitting for a pessary and collapsed bladder.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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 ??
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.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If you're male, it could be prostate problems.

In either gender, it could be a UTI. Sometimes they don't have the more common symptoms of pain, just increased frequency. I get UTI's like that...the only way I know I have one is that I start waking up a couple times at night to go. Then I get tested for it and a couple days of antibiotics clears it up.

Before my diabetes was diagnosed, I would wake up often at night and usually be thirsty at the same time. I wasn't thirstier than usual in the daytime, but sometimes I was so sleepy I had to take naps, and I sweated more than usual.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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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 ??


I am 56 and that same thing started when I was 54. Benign Swollen Prostate...See your doctor, tell him this, you'll get some pills to treat this and no, it doesn't go away....
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Enlarged prostrate. As you age the prostrate enlarges and causes urge to go more often. See your doctor and he'll probably refer you to a urologist. Pills or surgery will reduce the prostrate, your doctor will be able to diagnose what you need.
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My mother will be 81 tomorrow. She can go hours during the day without having to pee but at night she gets up at least twice. Every 90-120 minutes seems excessive. Go to the doctor.
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