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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   I have to urinate a lot. I'm 20 year old male this has been going on for a couple years or so. Went to the doctor last year thought it could be diabetes test came up negative.
Doctor :   HI
User :   Hello.
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Nice to talk to you
Doctor :   Let me read it
User :   okay.
Doctor :   So were some tests done?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Blood and Urine tests to confirm you have or you do not have Diabetes?
Doctor :   What are they?
Doctor :   Do you have their results / reports?
User :   No blood that I recall urine test to confirm i didnt have diabetes
User :   No I do not
Doctor :   Ok, why are you worried still?
User :   It's just not right I have to go all the time. I don't wake up in the middle of the night to go. But I can urinate then have to go again 5 minutes later sometimes.
Doctor :   How many times do you urinate and can you tell what is the approximate amount
Doctor :   A person can urinate as many times
User :   I'd say like 20 times or more a day it seems to be a decent amount most of the time.
Doctor :   Even the thought that you have to urinate, might want you to head towards toilet
Doctor :   The volume of urine is important, how much per day
User :   I'm not sure on the exact amount
User :   Is there something it could be or do you think it it's all in my head?
Doctor :   If the urine volume is not more than 3 litres, it can be in your head
Doctor :   There is one condition called Diabetes Insupidus
Doctor :   where the person urinates more because of the lack of concentrating capability of the kidney
User :   I don't really find myself have excessive thirst tho. If it is that what's the best thing to do? And could it be some kind of infection ? If it's all in my head what's the best way of fixing that
Doctor :   You can take the help of a professional counsellor
Doctor :   who can counsel you
Doctor :   It is simple if you have a illness, you tend to urinate even during night
Doctor :   Since you say that you do not urinate
Doctor :   during night, it points towards anxiety
Doctor :   Anxiety can certainly increase the urination frequency
User :   What are some good ways of dealing with anxiety
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Yoga and Muscle relaxation are the best ways
Doctor :   Engaging yourself in activities like sport, event organisation
Doctor :   If you are a student, you can initiate some constructive program and let others participate
Doctor :   This will take off your thoughts
User :   Okay I think I'll try that
Doctor :   Yes you have to
Doctor :   Please let me know if you have any other doubts
User :   Also I'm a smoker do you think this could have anything to do with it
Doctor :   Smoking can reduce the concentrating ability
Doctor :   You have to quit it, yes that is important
Doctor :   concentrating ability of the kidney
User :   So you think it would help to quiet
User :   *quit
User :   and would i notice results rather soon or would it take a while
Doctor :   Soon
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions regarding these?
User :   No I think that's it thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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