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I have to pee 3-6 times each night throughout the night.

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I have to pee 3-6 times each night throughout the night. Just started several months ago. I am 53 years old. what is up with that.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No to doctor and no medications
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No medications and not allergic to anything
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
I am online and will be happy to answer all your questions.
thank you for your patience.

sorry to hear about your problem.

this is called polyuria and can be due to no of medical conditions , but more importantly it is usually a feature of diabetes mellitus.

prostate enlargement in males can also cause similar problem. difficulty urinating will be accompanied as well in that case.

simply drinking more water can cause this, which is well known as psychogenic polydypsia and then leading to polyuria

diabetes insipidus ( different from diabetes mellitus and it is not realted to blood sugar ) can also cause this and is due to defect in receptors in kidneys which regulate urine volume or due to a defieciency in horomone called vasopressin which act on those receptors.

i would advise to visit primary doctor

get HbA1c, fasting blood glucose levels, urinalysis with urine lytes , cbc, chem 7.

i hope this helps. please let me know if you have any questions

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Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

hi there

did you get your blood work done?