What is it?

Frequent urination, or urinary frequency, means having an urge to pass urine more often than usual. It can disrupt a person’s regular routine, interrupt their sleep cycle, and indicate an underlying medical condition.

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Signs & symptoms

The primary symptom of frequent urination is needing to urinate more often without an increase in urine output. At this point, the urinary frequency may negatively affect a person’s quality of life.
Depending on the underlying cause, people with frequent urination may also experience:
- dribbling after urinating
- abdominal pain
- urinary incontinence
- nocturia, or frequent urination at night
- painful urination

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of frequent urination may include:
- Medical History anamnesis
- Physical Examination
- Asking to make Bladder Diary for a few weeks
- Urine test
- Bladder scan: This type of ultrasound shows how much urine is still in the bladder after urination.
More tests, like a cystoscopy or urodynamic testing, are usually unnecessary but may be used.

Treatment

Treatment for frequent urination will depend on the underlying medical cause.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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