Frequent Urination
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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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  • I am peeing again within in 2 hours

  • Pass urine again within 2 hours

  • Passing urine frequently

  • Urge to urinate within 2 hours

  • Passing urine many times

  • Pee again within 2 hours

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About the Symptom

Urinary frequency describes peeing more than usual. Typically, a person passes urines between 6-7 times in a day, though there is wide variation from person-to-person. There are many causes for this including bladder problems, drinking too much water, nerve disorders or systemic diseases like diabetes.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Numbness of lower limbs

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Edema

  • Jaundice

  • Melena (black stools)

  • Vomiting of blood

Possible Causes

Generally, Frequent urination can be related to:

  • Overactive Bladder

    This group of urinary symptoms causes patients to need to urinate frequently. They may also experience a sudden urge to urinate that is hard to control due to excessive bladder contractions.

  • Neurogenic Bladder

    A condition where nerves supplying the bladder are damaged. Causes include injury to the spinal cord and nerve diseases like Parkinson's disease and Multiple sclerosis.

  • Psychogenic Polydipsia

    Excessive water drinking, even when the body has enough water. Causes include stress, anxiety, and mental health conditions like schizophrenia.

  • Pollakiuria
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Cauda Equina Tumor

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Frequent urination may be related to these serious diseases:

  • Acute Prostatitis

    The sudden inflammation of the prostate gland that can be caused by a bacterial infection.

  • Ketoacidosis

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Are you urinating more frequently than usual?

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References

  • Wrenn K. Dysuria, Frequency, and Urgency. In: Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1990. Chapter 181. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK291/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK291/

Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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