Occasionally?!?! You only wake up "Occasionally"?!?!?!
I (and millions of other guys over 55) want to know your secret!
Yes it is quite common - maybe even the norm.
I cut off my fluid intake after about
7pm. I also drink less during my evening meal.
That is the only way I can make it through the night.
Remember: fluid in = fluid out. You are a thermodynamic machine that produces on average 1 ml of pee per hour / kg of body weight. (2 to 3 ounces per hour) If your bladder holds 16 oz then you can figure on getting up if you are well hydrated.
Back off a little on your fluid intake a couple of hours before bed and see if it makes a difference.
And pee in the shower before you hit the sheets. (Don't tell your wife.)
Jeff in NY
Age: 63, Mar 40 yrs, 56 dx, PSA: 4/09 17.8, 6/09 23.2
Biopsy: 6/09 Pos 7/12, 20-70%, G 4+3, Bone, CT Neg
DaVinci RP: 7/09, U of Roch Med Ctr
Path Rpt: G3+4, pT3aNOMx, 56g, Tumor 2.5x1.8 cm both lobes and apex
EPE, PNI exten., Sem Ves, Vas def clear, Lymph 0/13
Incont: AdV Sling 1/11
PSA: 10/09 .04, 7/10 <0.01, 7/11 <0.01, 1/12 <0.02, 9/12 <0.02, 4/13 <0.02, 3/14 <0.02, 4/15 <0.02!