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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Nocturia

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Waking Up Regularly to Pee at Night

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced waking up regularly to pee at night. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Chronic Kidney Disease

    Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal failure, is a disorder caused by gradual loss of kidney function. It is most common in elderly individuals.

    This condition cannot be reversed; however, treatment can delay or stop the disease from worsening.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, decreased sex drive, dry skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph)

    The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50.

    This is a chronic condition but can be well controlled with medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sudden urgency to urinate, waking up regularly to pee at night, frequent urination, constant but weak urination stream, feeling of not getting everything out when urinating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

    Painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis (IC), is a chronic condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. The cause of this condition is not very clear and it is usually diagnosed when other causes like urinary tract infections are excluded.

    Chronic disease whose progression varies highly from person to person. Symptoms may persist for years.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), depressed mood, pelvis pain, arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Mixed Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Incontinence can be due to stress or urge. Stress incontinence refers to unintentional leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something heavy, while urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two.

    This condition may persist for months to years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    waking up regularly to pee at night, recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee, urges to pee upon exertion or heavy breathing
    Symptoms that always occur with mixed urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  5. 5.Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes insipidus is a condition that has no relation to diabetes type I and II (diabetes mellitus). Diabetes insipidus results from the body not producing enough of, or not responding correctly to, a hormone called vasopressin or ADH (antidiuretic hormone). This can cause symptoms such as extreme thirst and excretion of excessive amounts of dilute urine.

    Is usually a chronic condition but does not decrease life expectancy.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    frequent urination, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, waking up regularly to pee at night, abnormally high heartrate
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Spinal Stenosis

    The spine, or backbone, protects the spinal cord and allows people to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in the spine. The narrowing puts pressure on nerves and the spinal cord and can cause pain.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain that shoots to the butt, difficulty walking, thigh pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes insipidus (DI) is caused by a lack of, or decreased sensitivity to the hormone vasopressin. Vasopressin is needed for the kidneys to concentrate urine, making sure you do lose to much fluids. If this function is impaired, it will result in urinating frequently and large amounts, extreme thirst and dehydration.

    Can be temporary or permanent.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, constipation, excesive thirst, dry mouth
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Prostate Neoplasm

    The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum (end of the large intestine), and it makes the fluid that carries sperm. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is different from other cancers because small areas of cancer within the prostate are actually very common, especially in older men.

    Variable but generally very good outlook, especially compared with other cancers.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    frequent urination, waking up regularly to pee at night, painful urination, constant but weak urination stream, feeling of not getting everything out when urinating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Waking Up Regularly to Pee at Night

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Have you felt excessively thirsty?
  • Q.Have you noticed or been told that you snore?

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Waking Up Regularly to Pee at Night Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced waking up regularly to pee at night have also experienced:

    • 11% Frequent Urination
    • 4% Fatigue
    • 3% Sudden Urgency to Urinate
  • People who have experienced waking up regularly to pee at night were most often matched with:

    • 40% Chronic Kidney Disease
    • 30% Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph)
    • 30% Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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