How often do you pee?

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Beef Dirkie
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   Posted 4/5/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Alright, first question...
Does colitis affect our abilities to retain water in our large intestine?
I feel like I pee a lot, and that I'm also dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My logic is that the colitis destroys the villi or some water retention aspect of the colon. When I lift weights at the gym, I go through about six 20ml bottles of water. If I don't, my lips become extremely chapped, dry skin, etc.
Any thoughts?

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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are a guy, your lower colon presses right up against your prostrate gland, I thought maybe if your colon is inflamed and swollen it might affect you prostrate as well making you have to pee more. I don't know for sure but it is a theory of mine. Or it could just be a side effect of any of the drugs you may be taking.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel like I have to pee every 7-10 minutes. Since my UC symptoms are never in remission (abodiminal pain, cramping internal inflammation though most of the time the stool never has blood you can actually see) I wonder if this is causing this? I'm looking for answers. It's worse when my condition is irriated, has to be atleast somewhat related IMO but what do I know.
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