|What is Frequent Urination?
|Frequent urination is the need to urinate more often than is normal for you. The amount you urinate may be less than normal, about the same as normal or more than normal.
Frequent urination may be a problem affecting you both day and night, or you may find that you need to urinate frequently only during the night (nocturia).
|Causes of Frequent Urination
|Frequent urination may be caused by conditions affecting the urinary tract at any level. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, the tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), the bladder, and the tube through which urine flows from the bladder (urethra).
Several factors can cause frequent urination, such as:
- Infection, disease or injury of the
- Conditions that increase urine
- Changes in muscles, nerves or other
tissues affecting bladder function
- Certain cancer treatments
- Drugs or beverages that increase urine
Depending on the condition causing frequent urination, you may experience other urinary problems, such as:
Specific diseases, conditions or other factors that can result in frequent urination include:
- Painful or uncomfortable urination
- A strong urge to urinate
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of bladder control
- Unusual urine color
- Change in kidney function
- Excess consumption of alcohol or
Prostate gland enlargement
- Radiation treatment affecting the pelvis
or lower abdomen
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
- Urinary tract infection