Frequent urination

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  • Pass urine excessively at night

  • Go to the toilet many times

  • Passing urine many times

  • Pee again within 2 hours

  • Pass urine more often

  • Frequent urge to pee

  • High urine frequency

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Urinary frequency describes having to go to pass urine more than usual. Typically, a person passes urines between six to seven times in a day although this can go up to 10 times a day. There are many causes for this including bladder problems, drinking too much water or nerve disorders.

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

  • 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.

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Cirrhosis of the liver

    A condition where normal liver is permanently damaged and replaced with scar issue. There are many different causes including infections, alcohol abuse and diabetes.

  • Psychogenic polydipsia
  • Pollakiuria

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes insipidus

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Have you been passing urine more often?

  • Have you felt urge to pass urine again, within 2 hours after trip to the bathroom?

  • Do you feel pain when passing urine?

  • Do you have back pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

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