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  • Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

    I find I am up at least two times per night, sometimes as many as four time per night to urinate. As frequently as every 1.5 to 2 hours. This doesn't lend itself to a very restful nights sleep. Are others wearing the same path to the bathroom each night?

    My research indicates fluid retention and purge cycles can be a side effect of HCM since the heart doesn't pump efficiently. At night when the body is prone, the heart doesn't have to work so hard and the kidneys can work more efficiently. Does this sound about right?

    Steve

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    Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

    S

    I drink a lot of water, but I try to get most of it in during the morning. When I do push fluids later in the day, I find my evening trips get a little heavy. Regardless of my fluid schedule, though, I'm usually up at 4am like clock work for a little visit.

    However, 4 visits a night is a lot and you should talk to your doctor and try and adjust your intake schedule.

    good luck,

    S

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      Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

      Steve i don't know how old you are but, it also could be prosate problems,
      In any event you need to tell your doctor, I also find myself visiting the bathroom more at night. Take care . No one is going to take care of you but you


      Shirley
      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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        Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

        I agree with Shirley... this may well be a prostate issue. Please check with your doctor and make sure to have your PSA checked. I do not think this is related to your HCM.

        Lisa
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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          Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

          Good idea. Guess it's time for a physical anyway.
          Thanks,

          Steve.

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            Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

            I'm 65 and I have problems being up during the night using the restroom also. I thought that maybe it was due to my age. I'm usually up about 3 or 4 times and it is difficult to get enough rest. I know that if I am on my feet all day my body really retains water and I lose 2 or 3 pounds of water weight overnight. I was diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy just recently.
            septal myectomy on Jan. 27, 2005

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              Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

              HI Bettie. It sounds like you might be experiencing some congestive heart failure. Please call Lisa at the phone # on the bottom of this page and let her help you find a specialist who is right for you. CHF can be controlled.

              Reenie
              Reenie

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              Husband has HCM.
              3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

                How about your feet, ankles and legs. During the course of the day mine puff up. You can see a DISTINCT change in the leg and ankle size above vs. below the top of my socks. If I leave my shoes off I can barely get them on sometimes. Usually after wearing out the carpet to the bathroom at night, things look more back to normal and the cycle starts over again. Make no mistake, these are not frequent urges to urinate, but the result of a FULL bladder. It does make it hard to get a good nights sleep though doesn't it. I had suspected something like CHF but wasn't sure. I will pursue it with my cardiologist when I see him next month.

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                  Re: Frequent night time trips to the necessary room.

                  I would definitely ask your doctor about this. It does sound like you might have some trouble, maybe with CHF?, that your doctor needs to be aware of.

                  Reenie
                  Reenie

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                  Husband has HCM.
                  3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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