I wake up twice every night with a full bladder

I am 44-years-old and healthy.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

Every night I wake up twice as my bladder is full and I have to go to the toilet. I don't drink a lot of liquids so I'm concerned that this isn't normal?

Getting up once at night is considered to be within normal limits. If you get up more than once it is worth discussing with your GP.

There are a number of different things that can cause this. Some are common and some are rare. The kind of things to consider are lifestyle e.g. how much fluid is taken including tea and coffee, and the presence of other co-existing illnesses such as diabetes or heart failure.

Also certain conditions affecting the lower urinary tract - such as prostate abnormalities in men - can sometimes cause this symptom. Certain medicines can cause it, for example, tablets to manage water balance.

It would be a good idea to speak to your GP who can take a more detailed history. The presence of any associated back pain or difficulty walking would be a reason to see your GP urgently.

Food and drink

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

149072

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

The secret world of the wheelie bin.

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

I get my cheer on for Scotland’s euro qualifiers, sweat in bikram yoga and head to an enchanted forest.

Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.