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It is important to clarify whether "frequent urination" means true frequent trips to the bathroom, versus excessive urination (output of a lot of urine leading to frequent urination), or frequent attempts to urinate with only reduced urine output (i.e. small amount of urine). Urinating too often can indicate several serious medical conditions. Some possibilities include urinary tract infections, bladder conditions (e.g. interstitial cystitis), kidney conditions (e.g. nephritis), or prostate conditions (e.g. BPH). Also possible are metabolic conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or diabetes insipidus. Seek prompt professional medical advice about urination symptoms....more »
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Frequent urination as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Frequent urination. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Frequent urination. Of the 129 causes of Frequent urination that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Frequent urination' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Frequent urination, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Frequent urination:
Polyuria (250 causes), Urinary difficulty (648 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Urinary problems (1033 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Urinary system symptoms (1228 causes), Urination symptoms (1228 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes)
Symptoms related to Frequent urination:
Polyuria (250 causes), Urinary burning (73 causes), Urinary pain (93 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Urethral trauma, Radiation cystitis, Water intoxication, Cystitis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Typhoid fever (1 cause), Listeria monocytogenes/listeriosis, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Diabetes insipidus (40 causes), Urinary tract infection (68 causes)
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