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Full bladder wakes 2 in 3 women at night

Posted December 12, 2014, 1:35 pm, Updated April 21, 2015, 3:20 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Getting up at night to use the bathroom is often thought of as a problem mainly for older men. Not so—two in three women over age 40 wake up at least once each night because of a full bladder. And nearly half of them make two or more nighttime trips to…

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