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Waking Up Regularly to Pee at Night Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your waking up regularly to pee at night symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.

This symptom can also be referred to as: nocturia

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Contents

  1. 8 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

8 Possible Waking Up Regularly To Pee At Night Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced waking up regularly to pee at night. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is long-term damage to the kidneys, the organs responsible for producing urine. Causes of chronic kidney disease include diabetes, hypertension, kidney infections, and inflammatory diseases, medications or toxins, inherited kidney diseases, and pre...

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Benign prostatic hypertrophy (bph)

The prostate is a gland in men that helps produce semen, the fluid that contains sperm. Over many years, the cells of this gland have a tendency to become enlarged (or hypertrophy). Fortunately, this enlargement is not itself dangerous. ...

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Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)

Painful bladder syndrome, also called interstitial cystitis or IC, is a chronic condition of pain and discomfort in the urinary system.

The cause is unknown. It may be an autoimmune disorder and is often found with fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, or vulvodynia (pain in the outer female organs.) Some researchers feel the condition may be linked to a history of abuse.

Painful bladder syndrome is more common in women than in men, but can happen to anyone.

Symptoms vary and may include pressure and discomfort in the lower abdomen; pain during sexual intercourse; bladder pain; and a frequent urge to urinate.

A medical provider should be seen for these symptoms, because painful bladder syndrome can interfere with quality of life and lead to depression.

Diagnosis is made through patient history; physical examination; blood and urine tests; and sometimes cystoscopy. Women may have a pelvic examination and men may have a digital rectal examination.

There is no cure specifically for painful bladder syndrome, so treatment involves addressing the symptoms and making lifestyle changes.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), depressed mood, pelvis pain, arthralgias or myalgias

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, irritability, constipation, excesive thirst, dry mouth

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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.

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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.