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Should i be worried that i get up to pee in the night twice

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should i be worried that i get up to pee in the night twice after drinking four pints of larger the evening before?
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Alcohol has a diuretic effect (increasing urine output). The combination of fluid intake (4 pints) and the fact that this fluid contained alcohol would be expected to significantly increase urine output. I am not surprised that you might have to get up 1-2 time during the night after drinking this much.

If you are having this problem on nights that you do not have any alcohol, then I would definitely make an appointment with your GP.
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