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Husband Makes Frequent Nighttime Bathroom Visits

 

Last updated 9/2/2020 at 12:58pm



Husband Makes Frequent Nighttime Bathroom Visits

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, 79 years old, is getting up five or six times at night to urinate. The urgent care doctor said he doesn’t have an infection but doesn’t know what’s going on. He is taking Flomax, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. Who should he see? -- E.L.O.

ANSWER: Urinating at nighttime (“nocturia”) is a common problem for men, but if this is a new or suddenly worsened problem, it requires evaluation.

The first question is whether he is urinating a lot or a little. A male bladder typically holds about 500 cc (almo...



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