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What is frequent urination?

When you feel the need to urinate more often than you normally would, it may either be because of an underlying disease like an infection or a kidney stone.

Frequent urination can cause many associated problems and disrupt the daily life of a person.

What are its main associated signs and symptoms?

  • On average, most people urinate 7 to 8 times in 24 hours. Although it cannot be generalised, a frequency higher than this can be considered a problem.
  • The frequency may be particularly higher at night, disrupting your regular sleep schedule and causing overall lethargy and drowsiness during the day.
  • Due to frequent urination, thirst generally increases.
  • Some uncommon symptoms include:

What are the main causes?

  • Frequent urination can be due to a physiological change like drinking excessive fluids or extremely cold conditions.
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus also suffer from frequent urination.
  • Frequent urination is one of the symptoms of urinary tract infection and an overactive bladder.
  • In females, menopause or oestrogen imbalance can also cause an urge to urinate more frequently.
  • Urinary bladder stones are another cause for frequent urination.
  • Sometimes, medicines like anti-epileptics can cause this symptom.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

When you complain of frequent urination, your physician will take a history of the onset and duration of the symptoms. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have any other problems apart from frequent urination.

  • A morning urine sample is usually tested in the lab for blood, glucose, proteins or any other abnormality in the urine.
  • An ultrasound of the bladder is done to see if there is complete emptying of the bladder after urination. A CT scan or x-ray of the pelvis is also done.
  • If the doctor suspects any other conditions like diabetes, relevant tests and blood investigations are advised.

The treatment modality for frequent urination depends on the cause of the symptom.

  • If frequent urination is due to an infection, antibiotics are helpful.
  • Diabetes mellitus is brought under control by insulin therapy or medications, along with some lifestyle changes.
  • If the cause is an overactive bladder, medications to relax the bladder muscles are given. Bladder training exercises are also helpful.
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Medicines for Frequent Urination

Medicines listed below are available for Frequent Urination. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Schwabe Lathyrus sativus CHSchwabe Lathyrus sativus 1000 CH96
SBL Arnica Montana Hair Oil Arnica Montana Hair Oil56
ADEL 31 Upelva DropADEL 31 Upelva Drop200
Arnica Montana Herbal ShampooArnica Montana Herbal Shampoo With Conditioner72
SBL Moschus LMSBL Moschus 0/1 LM64
ADEL 32 Opsonat DropADEL 32 Opsonat Drop200
ADEL Staphisagria DilutionADEL Staphisagria Dilution 1000 CH144
ADEL 33 Apo-Oedem DropADEL 33 Apo-Oedem Drop200
ADEL 34 Ailgeno DropADEL 34 Ailgeno Drop200
Schwabe Alfalfa MTSchwabe Alfalfa MT 68
ADEL 36 Pollon DropADEL 36 Pollon Drop200
Bjain Apis mellifica Mother Tincture QBjain Apis mellifica Mother Tincture Q 319
Bjain Lespedeza sieboldii DilutionBjain Lespedeza sieboldii Dilution 1000 CH63
SBL Asparagus officinalis DilutionSBL Asparagus officinalis Dilution 1000 CH86
SBL Capsicum annuum Mother Tincture QSBL Capsicum annuum Mother Tincture Q 76
Dr. Reckeweg Staphysagria DilutionDr. Reckeweg Staphysagria Dilution 1000 CH136
Bjain Capsicum annuum DilutionBjain Capsicum annuum Dilution 1000 CH63
ADEL Pareira Brava Mother Tincture QADEL Pareira Brava Mother Tincture Q 184
Schwabe Allium ursinum MTSchwabe Allium ursinum MT 224
Bjain Pareira brava Mother Tincture QBjain Pareira brava Mother Tincture Q 319
ADEL 3 Apo-Hepat DropADEL 3 Apo-Hepat Drop200
Schwabe Lespedeza sieboldii CHSchwabe Lespedeza sieboldii 1000 CH96
Bjain Staphysagria LMBjain Staphysagria 0/1 LM39

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References

  1. Ju J et al. Levetiracetam: Probably Associated Diurnal Frequent Urination.. Am J Ther. 2016 Mar-Apr;23(2):e624-7. PMID: 26938751
  2. Yeong-Woei Chiew et al. The Case ∣ Disabling frequent urination in a young adult. July 1, 2009 Volume 76, Issue 1, Pages 123–124
  3. Dwyer, Peter L et al. Recurrent urinary tract infection in the female. Wolters Kluwer Health; October 2002 - Volume 14 - Issue 5 - p 537-543
  4. Wrenn K. Dysuria, Frequency. Dysuria, Frequency, and Urgency. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1990. Chapter 181.
  5. Stormorken H, Brosstad F. [Frequent urination--an important diagnostic marker in fibromyalgia].. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005 Jan 6;125(1):17-9. PMID: 15643456
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