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poor sleep / urination patterns

I'm male, 34.

Not sure if you might remember me from my previous postings/threads in which I was having some issues with urination.

I'm still having these and and off strange urinary patterns with disturbed sleeping patterns too where I'd wake up at like 1am and then sometimes at 5am nearly every night now. I've had urianalysis samples done 4 times, all normal, tested my blood glucose level several times using home testing kits before/after meals and that's normal too.

Then last week I had a DRE and the doctor said my prostate was slightly enlarged however it was very smooth and normal in that regard. He wasn't overly concerned about it and said it's not abnormal and this can happen. Anyway I got a PSA test done and waiting for the results from that.

He thinks that my symptoms are more likely due to a slight over-active bladder than anything else and more concerned with my anxiety levels. This is what I'm concerned about though - my urination patterns which seem odd. I have been keeping a diary of the patterns.

Yesterday for example I drank around 3.5l but then voided a total of almost 4.5 litres! But then today I've voided around 900ml and drunk around 2l. Most other days it's been an average of around 1.6 - 2.5 litres which is fairly normal. However on occasions I'll sometimes have an urge to pee twice in 2 hours DESPITE NOT HAVING DRUNK in between. In other words, say I drank 1.5l, about an hour later, I'll get the urge to go and void 700ml and then another hour later I'll get another urge and void the same amount. Why is this? My bladder filled up despite not having drink anything in between. I wonder if this is simply the extra urine that was waiting to be emptied from my kidneys into my bladder or what?

My flow rate is fine and again no straining, burning, no pain etc.

That's why I'm confused as to whether it's my prostate or something else.

Another big thing is that I occasionally feel a little off after I peed, like “on edge” almost rather anxious and not quite myself. Can’t quite describe it. Then other times where I feel totally normal. Comes and goes. This is the same kind of sensation I've felt waking up in the middle of night.

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Hi There,I'm a woman so you may think I know nothing.

2yrs ago my hubby desperately needed to wee but couldn't. So he went straight down the GPs. He examined him and told him the same as you,his prostate was a little large,gave him some tablets to bring it down,also a blood test that showed his PSA was just 10,and referedhim to a urologist.

Cutting a long story short,after biopsys andsuch found he had cancer. Now nothing to be afraid of,what I'm trying to say,he's been a man who all his life has kept trotting to the loo,sometimes just a dribble,and he drinks very little. If he had not been able to go at all,he would have never known. He was caught early,and after treatment,hehas no problems at all,and he still can't hold his wee. He's 75yrs old,and it's the only health problem he's ever had. But he's just fine now. PSA they can't tell much from that. My advice would be,if you were told your prostate was a little large,take no chances and request to see a urologist. Not to frighten you but it's your health don't take chances. Best of luck to you.


Very good post. I too have BPH (non cancer) and am 76. Have had it for years. Going to urologist is a good solution. There is so much can do for you both with medicine and procedures.


Sorry I don't know what you mean by,BPH, my hubby is fine now,no problems ,apart from getting him to drink more😂🥛☕️

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BPH is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

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