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Frequent urination

Frequent urination: Introduction

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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Causes of Frequent urination:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Frequent urination. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Frequent urination

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Causes of Types of Frequent urination:

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Frequent urination: Symptom Checker

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Frequent urination Treatments

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Stories from Users for Frequent urination

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Message Boards for Frequent urination

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Diagnostic tests for Frequent urination:

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Medications or substances causing Frequent urination:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of 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.

Drug interactions causing Frequent urination:

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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Frequent urination: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Frequent urination may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Frequent urination

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Frequent urination: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Frequent urination

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Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show...read more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as overactive bladder or other causes of pelvic pain. This condition...read more »

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Frequent urination: Related Rare Diseases

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Frequent urination: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Frequent urination:

The list of organs typically affected by Frequent urination may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Frequent urination

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How Common are these Causes of Frequent urination?

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:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 117 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Frequent urination:

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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Causes of Frequent urination Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Frequent urination based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Frequent urination?

    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 :

    Classifications of Frequent urination:

    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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