Low Urine Output

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Urology

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Emergency department

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  • Not peeing often enough (less urine output)

  • Decreased output of urine

  • Pass less urine after vigorous exercise

  • Unable to pass urine for half a day

  • Slight decreased output of urine

  • Decreased urine output

  • Pass less urine after exercising hard

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Decrease in the normal amount of urine. In adults this is less than 400-500mL of urine per 24 hrs.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Decrease in urine volume

Possible causes

  • Overactive bladder

    This is a group of urinary symptoms that causes patients to need to urinate often, or have sudden urges to urinate that is difficult to control. This is a result of excessive bladder contractions.

  • Cystitis

    A type of urinary tract infection, caused by bacterial infection of the bladder.

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

    Non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. Age-related changes in male hormone levels are thought to be the cause.

  • Pollakiuria
  • Prostate cancer

Related serious diseases

  • Heatstroke

    This is a life threatening emergency where the person's body temperature is dangerously elevated and they display neurologic abnormalities. This occurs when the body fails to regulate its temperature properly. It can be caused by the surrounding environment (heat, moisture) or internal factors (dehydration, strenuous exercise).

  • Dehydration
  • Acute renal failure
  • Acute gastric volvulus
  • Urinary retention

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are you passing less urine?

  • Do you feel pain when passing urine?

  • Do you have back pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel that your abdomen (stomach) is bloated or has a lot of gas?

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Emergency department

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