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.
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