10:07 pm - 10/06/2009

Anyone else have frequent urination during menstruation?

The day before my period and the first day of my period I have to pee a TON. I'll go pee and then like 5 or 10 minutes later I have to pee again, all day... It's really annoying.

Anyone else have this during their period?
paraxeni 7th-Oct-2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Yep. If you check back through the posts you'll see this is one of the most frequently asked questions.

Basically your brain sends little chemical signals called prostaglandins to make your uterus contract, shake loose the endometrium (those are the cramps you feel) and give you your period. Some people produce more of these signals, others are sensitive to them, and they affect all the pelvic musculature. This combined with increased blood flow to the area means you pee, poo and fart more often than usual before and during your period. Absolutely perfectly normal!
may_third 7th-Oct-2009 02:36 am (UTC)
I don't have to pee THAT often, but more than usual. Enough to notice. And the urge usually comes out of no where and I can barely hold it :X You're not alone!
notadate 7th-Oct-2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Yep, it happens to me most cycles. I've seen at least one or two other people complain about it, so I'm pretty sure it's fairly common.
ctzntoxie 7th-Oct-2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I have frequent urination to begin with, but its waaay worse on my period. I've always figured it was because of tampons..I don't know why, but I thought it made me "feel" like I had to go more because of there being something down there. That probably makes no sense. xD
miss_sassy 7th-Oct-2009 06:43 am (UTC)
Yep. Every month, without fail, I have to pee more often when I'm bleeding.
lady_noremon 10th-Aug-2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Aha! This post was the second Google result when I searched 'menstrual frequent urination', so I guess it's not just you & I that experience this. And it's not always that I need to pee, but I feel like I have to pee while on my monthly cycle.
Gianna Olbash 17th-Sep-2016 12:56 am (UTC)
Yes ! This happens to me every month, right before my period and the first day of my period I get the urge. I can pee and as soon as I leave the bathroom I have the feeling of peeing again.
I'm Not So Creative Question. 20th-Jan-2017 06:26 am (UTC)
I have a question maybe some of u know an answer to.
I never used to have this symptom but last time around the time of my period this happened. I needed to piss a lot more than usual and then it stopped and now it's back bc my period is about to start again, but I'm a bit worried bc this never used to happen before, or at least not as severe bc I never noticed. Is it possible for this to be bc of my period or should I worry?
Emily Rose Fritch 8th-Feb-2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
You're not alone. I pee more during my period as well.
MyNameIsHailey 26th-May-2017 06:38 pm (UTC)
You know what I have is similar but not the same, for me that feeling of "I'm about to me myself right now" is constant, I can go to the bathroom as much as I want try and pee and nothing come out and then as soon as I stand up it's like I'm gonna burst. I also don't experience it before my period only on my period while have bad cramps. I lay in bed in the fetus position with my legs cross rolling around trying not to pee myself (even though I know there's nothing to pee out) I don't generally pee a lot, and I don't drink any more than normal on my period. Does any one else experience this or know how to help lessen the urge to pee?
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