I have to pee all the time....

@gxnfly (1148)
China
May 17, 2008 2:00am CST
Anyone else have this problem?? I have to pee pretty bad at least once an hour...Even worse,I always feel thirsty ,so when I drink water,have have to pee like very 30 minutes.I kind of feel like half of my time is wasted on going potty.Sometimes I have to get up 2 times a night and pee. I'm only 25! I'm wondering if maybe i have a bladder problem.Whatever it is, it's really getting on my nerves and has been this way for a long time now. Oh,I'm thirsty all the time too. I also try to cut out anything with caffeine . It's really annoying that i always have to go potty. It's also a decent output of urine each time I go, not just a little bit. This has been going on for quite a long time,any ideas?
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44 responses
• United States
17 May 08
sounds like you either a diabetic or you have a bladder problem.I think you better get to a doc.and get checked out before you do alot of damage to your kidneys.and tell him the same thing you asked and told us.I am a diabetic had the same problem you have.when it first started anyway.now I have lost part of my feet because I did not do what the doc. told me to do. But it`s your life,I would go get checked right away.
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• United States
17 May 08
Yeah, I do certainly agree with you on this subject. If anyone is diabetic or had bladder problems, he/she has to go urinate a lot more than normal. Now, if I consume more and more water than I need, I will definitely urinate a lot more. I urinate in a test cup and close it tight to be turned in to the healthcare worker to test my urine.
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• Philippines
24 May 08
hello there i do think it is a sign of diabetes, if you have wounds or you had one try to think if it takes time before it heals. Do you have any relatives who had diabetes or has one? it runs in the family better see a doctor so that you can really understand what you are feeling.
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
17 May 08
I am like that also, I drink plenty of water and makes me pee so much!I really love to drink water especially if I have taken chips! I don't feel anything bad so far and I believe that peeing often is just the reaction of water intake! I hope anyone here can give us a medical explanation about it!
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
17 May 08
Sorry to say but that is a clear sign of type 2 diabetes. I would suggest that you get tested for that right away. It has been dubbed as "the silent killer" because there are thousands who have this disease and don't know it until it has damaged some part of their body. And your kidneys are the first to feel this effect. Some people think this disease is what only older people develop but now there are children who have this disease. It also effects Asians and African-Americans more than whites. Please get your blood checked for this disease ASAP. I hope it isn't Type 2 Diabetes but if it is you will be much better off knowing it now than later when it has caused some problems with your other organs. Sometimes you can ward off this disease with a change of diet.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
17 May 08
I agree with all the other responses so far. Thirst and constant need to urinate are two big signs of diabetes. Even if it isn't that, it certainly is uncomfortable and inconvenient, so I would definitely see a doctor. Thare are all kinds of treatments for diabetes or urinary tract or other infections that should be a big help to the problem. I hope you have some insurance so you can get the help. If not, see if you can find a doctor who will take payments. This could turn into a very serious problem if not taken care of soon.
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• India
17 May 08
it definitely is a problem of diabetes...check with ur doctor he will guide u through this...btw going potty doesnot really mean that u are sick..infact it is gud that ur body discards waste...sometimes u mentally think that u cannot hold on for long and that puts a hindarance on ur ability to hold water in ur body. just wanna ask do u perspire a lot? ur urine stinks a lot? if both are yes then u might well check ur blood sugar level
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@Hatley (113077)
• Garden Grove, California
17 May 08
this is one of the first symptoms of diabetes so please go to your doctor and ask to be tested for diabetes. the early you are diagnosed the better. Diabetes is no longer anything to be dreaded but it must be treated.If you are diagnosed please do follow your doctors orders as you can live very well with diabetes as long as you keep your blood sugar under control. the first step is to see your doctor to find out if you do or do not have diabetes.
@ameeluv (388)
• Saint Lucia
17 May 08
maybe you are diabetic or there is a bladder problem going on with you... or since its a cold dayyyy you urinate alot.. or on the othe rhand wen the weathe ris very hot you drink alot of water... and in essence unlike usual urinate alot
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@MissGia (955)
• United States
17 May 08
got to the doctor, you probably have a weak or small bladder and thats something you can have fixed (my boss just had surgery done on her bladder). this is something that can only get worse if you dont seek medical attention for it.
@sedel1027 (17873)
• United States
17 May 08
I would get to the Dr ASAP. The thirst is a sign of diabetes. The having to go all the time is a sign of a urinary or kidney infection. Or you could just be pregnant.
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@kun2349 (23477)
• Singapore
17 May 08
This is something serious, i think going for check u will be better.. Especially if u have been snacking alot of sweet stuffs..
@SheliaLee (2739)
• United States
4 Jun 08
This is a problem for me also and I am a diabetic. I stay thirsty a lot when my sugar is high. If you haven't had this checked please do for your own good. I was diagnosed as a diabetic in 1994 and I had the same symptoms you are having. When they checked my sugar it was 372. Good luck and God Bless!
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27 May 08
I'm diabetic and yeh peeing and drinking is a sign of diabetes. Because there is too much sugar in your blood your body tries to get rid of it by making you drink more so you can wee it out. It is dangerous for many many reasons so all you need is a glucose check which a doctor should be able to do in a matter of minutes
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@ak2008 (63)
• India
24 May 08
Although there may be other reasons also but diabetes is also a reason for this therefore you should have a check up. Urine output increases in diabetes because kidneys filter out glucose which is in excess in blood.Get more information about diabetes at http://satan-ak.blogsot.com http://homeremedies-ak.blogspot.com
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@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
19 May 08
I would go to the doctor as soon as you can...being thirsty all the time can be a sign of diabetes or something else. You really need to see a doctor to make sure nothing is wrong.
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@idowrite72 (2217)
• United States
19 May 08
I haven't read any other responses so this might be a repeat, but have you been tested for diabetes? Those are the signs. When I have eaten a lot of foods that are starchy or sweet, I have to go to the bathroom a quite a bit and I am a diabetic and have been told, and know, that that is one of the things that is a sign. The thirstiness is as well. Go to the doctor and have yourself checked and with a diet change and exercise, it can be gotten under control. Good luck and I hope you do find out what is causing the discomfort.
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
18 May 08
Yes I'm like you. I drink water very frequently like every 30 minutes. As a result I also have to go pee quite frequently. I don't know though if this is already considered abnormal. If it is then the medical terms for them are polydipsia (always thirsty) and polyuria (frequent urination). They are signs of diabetes. Yikes!
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
18 May 08
Are you on any meds that can be causing this problem? I used to be on high blood pressure meds, and they made me have to pee all the time. Now that I don't have that problem, it's great. Definitely talk to your doctor if it's not related to meds. Also, have you changed your diet? I think I've heard or read that certain diets cause people to pee a lot. Your best shot is talking to your MD about it.
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@Annmac (950)
18 May 08
Firstly let me say clearly, I'm not a Doctor or Nurse but I am a care-worker and the symptoms you describe are a common sign in Diabetes. (If output was low and you mentioned pain, I'd suspect Bladder problems) I see a great deal of both! Diabetes can be controlled by diet or treated but ignored and it can be dangerous! Bladder problems are a possibility though normally excessive thirst isn't a symptom, and easily treated with anti-biotics. Please see your Doctor and get a proper diagnosis as soon as possible. There isn't any treatment you should try without being sure of what is wrong. Good luck but don't ignore it any longer!
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@Annmac (950)
18 May 08
You need to see a Doctor and soon. The symptoms you describe are common in early diabetes and this can be controlled often by diet. I don't think it's a bladder problem as you say output is a decent amount and you don't mention any pain! I'm not a Doctor, I'm not even a trained nurse, but I am a Care-worker and many people I see are elderly Diabetics, and some of my 'clients' are dis-abled and prone to water infections. Please go and get checked over by a Doctor, who will quickly be able to diagnose you properly and help. Good luck to you.
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@venshida (4840)
• United States
18 May 08
You should see your doctor, it can be a number things. I have had urination frequency, and it was caused by polyps that was on my bladder which was removed years ago. Good luck to you.