Up at night, down by day

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Of course I cannot urinate straight away. After 1-2 minutes of hesitancy of urination, it is time taken to ‘stand down’. So I need about 2-3 minutes before I can empty my bladder and then go back to sleep. The cycle may repeat itself on one or two occasions per night. This has been happening for more than a decade. 

I am on anti-hypertensive, statin and nitrates medication for arteriosclerosis and hypercholesterolemia; I had cardiac stenting 5 years ago. Are these medications the side effects of the symptoms described above? Can this result in undesirable effects in the future? 

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Dr George Lee

Dr George Lee is a consultant Urologist and Clinical Associate Professor whose professional interest is in men’s health. This column is a forum to help men debunk the myths and taboos on men’s issues that may be too “hard” to mention. You can send him questions at askdrg@thestar.com.my


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