Frequent urination is the need to urinate more often than what's normal for you. You may be passing more urine than usual or only small amounts.
Frequent urination may occur both day and night, or it may be noticeable only during the night (nocturia).
Frequent urination can affect your sleep, work and general well-being.
Frequent urination may be caused by diseases 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 duct through which urine flows from the bladder out of the body (urethra).
Several factors may be linked to frequent urination, such as:
Depending on what's causing your frequent urination, you may experience other urinary problems, such as:
Specific diseases, conditions or other causes of frequent urination include:
Make an appointment with your doctor if you're urinating more frequently than usual and if:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have frequent urination along with any of these signs or symptoms:
Urinary tract disorders may cause the above signs or symptoms, but so can other serious diseases or health conditions. Seek medical help to find out what's causing your frequent urination and how to treat it.