Constant Urge to Urinate

A person typically urinates four to eight times in a day and should be able to sleep 6-8 hours at night without waking to use the restroom. When a person develops the need to urinate more than 8 times a day and must even awaken at night to urinate, they have abnormal urination habits. There is an exception, however, for older men who will commonly need to urinate at least once during the night. In this article we will describe the symptoms of frequent urination, causes, and treatment options.

Symptoms of Frequent urination

The symptoms accompanying frequent urination are quite uniform. The following list includes the most common symptoms of frequent urination:

Frequent Urination Causes

The constant need to urinate can be caused by many different conditions. Below we have listed the most common conditions associated with frequent urination:

Other rare causes of frequent urination are:

Other less common causes are bladder cancer, stroke or other neurological diseases, radiation therapy, diverticulitis, and urinary tract fistula.

Treatment options

Below we have listed some treatment options for the aforementioned causes of frequent urination:

When to contact a doctor

You should seek a doctor when this frequent urination starts to interfere with your daily life. You should immediately consult a doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

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