Frequent urination, or micturition, (also called frequency) means having an urge to pass urine more often than usual. In some cases, the frequency of bathroom visits can disrupt one’s normal routine. The frequency at night (also called nocturia) can interrupt your sleep cycle and increase the risk of accidents related to excessive tiredness. When it starts to be a problem is usually a sign of an underlying medical condition.
It is normal to urinate between 6 and 7 times over a 24-hour period. If you urinate more than 7 times a day or every hour while drinking about 2 litres of water, you might have abnormal frequency.
Sometimes you can observe that you urinate a lot even if you do not drink anything or you still must pee after peeing.
Quite often is a sign of excessive production of urine by the kidneys. The most common reason is drinking many fluids, especially if they contain caffeine or alcohol.
However, it can be a sign of kidney problems, or another medical condition, such as:
Other causes or related factors may include:
Other symptoms that occur along with frequent urination may indicate another possibly more serious condition. Therefore, frequent urination is bad when it comes with:
The treatment depends on the underlying disease. Therefore, you must start with a correct diagnosis. You can start filling up a two-day bladder diary and book an appointment with your urologist