Pauleen: I feel like I go to the bathroom a lot. I have to urinate practically every hour. How often should we be urinating?
Megan: Healthy urinating is somewhere between 4 to 10 times per day. This is of course affected by a person’s fluid intake. Surveys show most people urinate 6 to 7 times per day. Other factors to consider include bladder size, age, how much alcohol and/or caffeine someone has, and certain medications. Urinating too frequently or hardly at all would raise questions for possible health concerns. There is no exact number of times you should urinate, but if your life is being affected by constant bathroom use, you may want to consult a doctor.
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