Symptom: Frequent urination

Frequent urination: Urinating more often than normal
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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Frequent urination:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Frequent urination (104 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Frequent urination (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Frequent urination (29 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Frequent urination: polyuria (38), urinary burning (12), urinary pain (30), urinary symptoms (104)
    Frequent urination type of: Polyuria (38), Urinary difficulty (79)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

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

    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. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing 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.


  • Acute bacterial prostatitis ... urinary frequency
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease ... frequent urination


  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia ... frequent urination of small amounts, frequent urination
  • Bladder Cancer ... Frequent urination


  • Cystitis ... frequent urination
  • Cystocele ... urinary frequency


  • Diabetes Insipidus ... frequent urination
  • Diabetic Nephropathy ... frequent urination


  • Enlarged prostate ... frequent urination of small amounts, frequent urination


  • Generalized anxiety disorder ... frequent urination


  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome ... frequent urination


  • Interstitial cystitis ... urinary frequency


  • Machado-Joseph Disease ... frequent urination


  • Non-Specific Urethritis ... urinary frequency


  • Ovarian Cancer ... urinary frequency
  • Ovarian cysts ... frequent urination


  • Premenstrual syndrome ... frequent urination
  • Prostate Cancer ... frequent urination
  • Prostate conditions ... frequent urination
  • Prostatitis ... urinary frequency
  • Pyelonephritis ... urinary frequency


  • Urethral stricture ... urinary frequency
  • Urethral syndrome ... urinary frequency
  • Urethritis ... frequent urination
  • Urinary stones ... frequent urination
  • Urinary tract infections ... urinary frequency
  • Uterine fibroids ... frequent urination
  • Uterine prolapse ... urinary frequency


  • Vagina cancer ... frequent urination

    Last revised: Nov 9, 2003

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