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   Frequent Urination
 
Definition:
Excessive urination
 
Medical terms related to frequent urination :
Urinary Frequency, Urinating Frequently, urinary ergency
 
Common causes of frequent urination: 
o Diabetes Mellitus (type 1 or type 2)
o Urinary Incontinence
o Post kidney stones
o Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
o Overactive Bladder
o Excessive fluid intake
o Psychological factors
o Use of diuretics
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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF):
A heart that is unable to maintain adequate circulation of blood in the tissues of the body or to pump out the venous blood returned to it by the venous circulation.

Other Causes of frequent urination:
o Multiple Sclerosis
o Parkinson's Disease
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Diabetes Insipidus:
A disease that is caused by insufficient secretion of vasopressin by the pituitary gland or by a failure of the kidneys to respond to circulating vasopressin and that is characterized by intense thirst and a high urine output.
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Interstitial Cystitis:
A chronic idiopathic cystitis characterized by painful inflammation of the subepithelial connective tissue of the bladder.
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Diabetes Insipidus:
A disease that is caused by insufficient secretion of vasopressin by the pituitary gland or by a failure of the kidneys to respond to circulating vasopressin and that is characterized by intense thirst and a high urine output. - Nephrogenic
o Excessive intake of a high solute load (e.g.  mannitol therapy in the hospital, or use of radiocontrast materials for radiology procedures)
o Salt wasting kidney diseases (such as Bartter's Syndrome)

Frequent Urination in Men:
o Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (men)
o Cystoceles Prolapse (falling in) of the pelvic floor
o Prostate Cancer
o Urethral Strictures
o Damage form prostate surgery

Frequent Urination in Elderly:
o Atrophic Urethritis
o Central (brain) dysfunction
o Congestive Heart Failure (CHF):
A heart that is unable to maintain adequate circulation of blood in the tissues of the body or to pump out the venous blood returned to it by the venous circulation.
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Delirium:
An usually acute mental disturbance marked by confusion, disordered speech, and hallucinations.
o Diabetes
o Drugs
o Infections
o Psychological
o Medications (e.g. diuretics, Lithium)

 

Call 911 or go to the hospital if frequent urination is accompanied by: 
o Fever, back or side pain, vomiting, or shaking chills
o Increased thirst or appetite, fatigue, or sudden weight loss

 
Call your doctor if frequent urination is accompanied by: 
o Urinary frequency or urgency without a reason
o Incontinence or have altered your lifestyle because of your symptoms.
o Bloody or cloudy urine.
o Discharge from the penis or vagina.

 
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o Urinalysis
o Urine culture and sensitivity tests
o Cystometry (a measurement of the pressure within the bladder)
o Cystoscopy
o Neurological tests (for some urgency problems)
o Ultrasonography (abdominal ultrasound or a pelvic ultrasound)

 
Medications for frequent urination may include: 
o Tolterodine, Detrol, Detrol La
   
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