Should you be worried if you pee right after drinking water?

There can be several reasons why you need to pee so soon after drinking water.

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peeing after drinking water

If you are not drinking enough water, your body will definitely give you strong signs that you're dehydrated and need to drink more water. While water toxicity is a very real thing, so is the phenomenon of people who find that they pee way too often for comfort. Peeing too much could be a real problem.

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If you find yourself peeing immediately after drinking water, this is what it could indicate about your body and health, as per Health Digest.

What peeing too often indicates

As per the report, there can be a whole gamut of possibilities why you are peeing so often after drinking water, but in essence, the abnormal speed with which water moves in your system, indicates that your body is not processing water well.

David Nieman, professor of public health at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus tells Time,

If you're drinking water and then, within two hours, your urine output is really high and [your urine] is clear, that means the water is not staying in well.
Do visit a doctor if the issue persists or causes you serious concern Giorgio Trovato

The reasons you might be peeing soon after drinking water

Some of the reasons why you might be getting the urge to visit the toilet soon after drinking water are give below. Note that this list is not exhaustive. Do visit a doctor immeditely if the issue persists or causes you serious concern.


When the weather turns cold, people could have the urge to visit the toilet more often than usual.

Small bladder

If you have a small bladder, it could result in you having to pee very often. However, you can in time, train your bladder to increase its capacity to hold liquid. This is to be done with the guidance of a physician, by resisting the inexplicable urge to use the restroom so frequently.


Diabetes could be one reason for your frequent toilet visit. However, it usually comes in conjunction with other symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, trouble with vision, and slow-healing wounds

Kidney problems

While kidney stones can lead to people having to pee very often, it is accompanied by other symptoms such as pain in the belly and groin area, nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills.

Incontinence or even a Urinary Tract Infection could also lead to you feeling the need to relieve yourself very often.

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Sources used:

Health Digest: ' What It Means When You Pee Right After Drinking Water'

Time: ' Why Drinking Water All Day Long Is Not the Best Way to Stay Hydrated'

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