Aram Bonni, MD, FACS, FACOG
I was comparing notes recently with my friends and I do not seem to urinate very often during the day in comparison to all of them. We are all in our late 40’s and all of us need to get up in the middle of the night to urinate. Is it healthy to try to urinate more often or could I be causing future problems by not going frequently during the daytime?
Bladder is an organ that acts as a reservoir for the urine generated by the kidneys. It also needs to properly eliminate the urine collected. There are many factors involved in proper functioning of the bladder in its filling and voiding phases.Generally speaking and in presence of a healthy urinary system there is no need for one to force urination or even to try and urinate more often. In healthy individuals the amount of urine output is related to the amount of fluid intake. Often times not drinking enough is the cause of decrease in number of day time voids. There are many problems that may cause increased urination at night time. Up to twice a night is usually considered normal. Aging causes kidneys to lose their concentrating capability. This means that kidneys have to eliminate the toxic materials in a larger volume of urine and therefore the bladder gets full at night time which in turn makes you use the bathroom despite the fact that both kidney and the bladder are just functioning fine.
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Aram Bonni, MD is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the only surgeon with approved fellowship trainings in both Urogynecology- Pelvic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. His background and training provide a unique expertise under one roof. His scope of practice extends from gynecology, female bladder matters, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders to advanced and minimally invasive surgeries including robotic surgery. He also offers many state-of-the-art cosmetic gynecological surgeries and procedures.