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How many times a day do you pee?

(38 Posts)
joshandjamie Wed 13-Aug-14 22:41:37

I have always had what my mother describes as a 'cheap japanese bladder'. I apologise to all Japanese. I have no idea what she even means.

However, while I have always needed to pee a lot, I have noticed over the last few days that I really do go an awful lot. I've noticed this because I have been working at home and seem to be wearing out the carpet between my office and the loo.

So today I thought I would keep a record of how many times I go. Since getting up at just after 7am when the first pee occurred, I have pee'd 15 times. I can assure you that there will be at least two more before I go to sleep - one when I go to clean my teeth shortly and another just before I turn out the lights. that will bring the total to 17 times in a day.

I have looked up symptoms for diabetes and urinary tract infections and overactive bladder. I don't seem to fit the bill for any of them. I do drink a lot of water - about 7 pints a day, plus about 3 cups of coffee and tonight, several glasses of wine, but I think my liquid intake and pee outgoings are fairly consistent.

I do feel thirsty regularly, hence the drinking of a lot of water. But what else could this be? Is it normal to pee this many times a day??

Note - I don't need to get up at night to pee unless I am woken by something else, and then I just go 'in case'. I don't have accidents, I can bounce on a trampoline with reasonable confidence, and have no other symptoms. Help

Cherrypi Wed 13-Aug-14 22:51:42

That sounds a lot to me. Have you had a diabetes test?

GingerRodgers Wed 13-Aug-14 22:55:09

At 37 weeks pregnant I am probably peeing about 5/6 times a day so am a bit shock at your numbers!

joshandjamie Wed 13-Aug-14 22:57:10

Cherry I haven't had the diabetes test but am not thinking I should!

joshandjamie Wed 13-Aug-14 22:57:47

That should be now not 'not'

LegoCaltrops Wed 13-Aug-14 23:05:26

That's a lot of water! No wonder you need to go 17 times a day. Did you recently start drinking more, or do you live in a hot country or work out a lot?

I forget exactly what the Japanese comment refers to, but I seem to remember it wasn't nice - something about cheap goods. Probably best not to use that phrase, it's old fashioned & people could find it offensive, TBH.

joshandjamie Wed 13-Aug-14 23:08:38

Live in Yorkshire. Not hot. Not working out more than usual. I have always drunk a lot of water. Apologies for Japanese comment.

member Wed 13-Aug-14 23:12:04

I think I probably pee 4-6 Times in a 24 hr period

HumblePieMonster Wed 13-Aug-14 23:15:10

I think 4-6 times is average but older women's bladders shrink so they need to go more often. How long can you wait between goes, if you have to? I haven't been the same since I waited nine hours at the Reading festival in 1999.

2kidsintow Wed 13-Aug-14 23:19:03

Before work.
At morning playtime
At lunchtime
After school
After dinner
Before bed.

scarfaceace Thu 14-Aug-14 09:01:22

I wonder if this site might help...?

500internalerror Thu 14-Aug-14 09:08:04

Around 10 times during a waking-hours day, & 4 times overnight.

4boysxhappy Thu 14-Aug-14 09:15:55

I drink tea constantly so about once every hour when a wake.

Have tried to cut back on tea but to stressed and no alternative seems to work.

The family say I tea pee.

MysteryCat Thu 14-Aug-14 09:16:57

I sound similar to you OP - most days I go at least 10/12 times during the day and often more. I also wake a couple of times in the night to go. But I'm also thirsty a lot and drink loads of water so that probably contributes. I was tested for diabetes but haven't got it - doctor said I just must have a small bladder! Doesn't cause any problems but it is annoying - especially when travelling anywhere by car as I'm always uncomfortable on long journeys!

Portlypenguin Thu 14-Aug-14 09:18:47

Quite a lot, but varies depending on business - probably 8-10 times during waking hours.

booksandchoc Thu 14-Aug-14 09:19:23

Only go 2-3 times a day, regularly go 10 hours between and once I've realised I need to pee I can hold on for a few hours more. I don't drink enough and this is something I'm working on. I think I have a massive bladder.

rallytog1 Thu 14-Aug-14 10:23:33

I've always pee'd about that much blush

Interestingly, when I had an emcs last year, it was discovered that the geography of my bladder was somewhat unusual - there's supposed to be a layer of fat between your bladder and uterus, which I didn't have (hence why the surgeon managed to rip open my bladder, but that's a whole other story!). They did say afterwards that this could be the reason for why I need to empty my bladder so often, as it could be a bit more sensitive.

It might be worth you seeing someone about it though, just to be on the safe side.

Eva50 Thu 14-Aug-14 16:14:07

4-5 times during the day and once overnight. I am a poor sleeper and if I take a sleeping tablet and sleep all night I do not wake to wee or wet the bed so I don't really need to go overnight. I drink 3+ litres a day but have a good sized bladder and can go all day (7:30-5:30) if we are busy at work.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 14-Aug-14 16:26:58

Somewhere between 8 and 12 times on a normal day, I should think (more if at the pub). I'm always thirsty as well, and drink lots of tea and water. It's a right bloody pain. Sometimes I worry it's more a nerves thing, a fear of having to go to the toilet when I can't (in the street, at the theatre, out for a walk), which means I go before I really need to? Tested negative for bloody sugar weirdness, no idea what else it could be.

wanttosinglikemarycoughlan Thu 14-Aug-14 16:27:45

I pee all the time. More in the mornings and if I have to drive I am cross legged after 30 minutes
I drink a lot though so if I have to drive somewhere I reduce how much I drink

joshandjamie Thu 14-Aug-14 19:25:31

Good to know there are other frequent pee-ers. Thanks for links carfare - will take a look. Have kept a log again today. So far 11 times. Reckon about 15 by the time I go to bed. Am going to monitor this for a few days and then see a doc.

itsbetterthanabox Thu 14-Aug-14 19:28:21

Maybe 7-8 times a day and once in the night. I am taking a diuretic though for a condition so no nighttime wees before which was good!

Azquilith Thu 14-Aug-14 19:31:25

Two or three times.

MyFairyKing Thu 14-Aug-14 20:01:40

7 pints is nearly 4 litres!! I don't think you should see a doctor before you've cut down the amount of fluid you consume. No wonder you are peeing so often. It really isn't good for you to drink so much.

Lauren83 Fri 15-Aug-14 23:12:31

I don't drink much at all, go 30-40 times a day, had urodynamics testing and diagnosed with OA bladder, on meds now which help a bit luckily

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