Nighttime urination can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose nighttime urination, we could:
|Congestive Heart Failure||20%||Unlikely|
|Diabetes II||2%||Ruled out|
|Urinary Tract Infection||2%||Ruled out|
|Kidney Disease||1%||Ruled out|
|Prostate Cancer||0%||Ruled out|
|Interstitial Cystitis||0%||Ruled out|
Nighttime urination. On average, about how many times do you get up to urinate during your sleeping hours?
Possible responses:→ Rarely / only if I drink too much / don't know
→ Three times
→ Four or more times
Changes in the frequency of urination, especially at night, may indicate kidney disease.
Edema fluid that collects in tissues during the day due to heart failure can result in increased night time urination.
Fibroids can lead to increased urinary frequency and urgency.