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Jkass

I am 72 years old male and have problems with frequent urination during the day time.

Can anyone advise on solutions please.

Thank you.

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Have you been checked for prostatic issues or urinary tract infection? Has diabetes been excluded? If not, that should be the next step. Talk to your doctor.

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Jkass in reply to Hidden

Yes I have tests done but all ok.

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Medical mystery then! Glad the tests are ok. It’s good that the frequency doesn’t extend to night time.

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OsidgeModerator in reply to Jkass

Have you consulted an urologist?

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Jkass in reply to Osidge

Yes and after various tests he suggested doing floor exercises and bladder training.My GP has recently put me on 5mg finasteride which I am trying.

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OsidgeModerator in reply to Jkass

OK. Then you GP must think that it is a prostate issue. That drug is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor which is prescribed to reduce prostate size.

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jaglad in reply to Jkass

The kegal floor exercisers and bladder training certainly helped me.I am now down to an average four times a day and rarely during the night. Counter intuitive perhaps but also drinking more water helps.

Good luck

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Jkass in reply to jaglad

Thank you I will certainly give it a shot. How many times were you going before and how long did it take you to get where you are now. Did you have urgency at the same time.

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jaglad in reply to Jkass

I am 57 now and was probably at my worst from 35 - 45I would be going every few hours and usually three times a night and as soon as I woke. During the day had no real urgency but I would often wake and had to dash to the loo.

Think possibly my problem stemmed from driving for a living, where I had little choice but to hold on, then going to factory work where I went at every opportunity ?

It took a few months but I could feel improvement as time went on.

as the Nurse told me. The more you go, the more you need to go !

Have you checked with your doctor? This can, but certainly not necessarily, be a sign of cancer!

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