Frequent Urination in Women

Welcome to our Health Decision Guide on frequent urination.

There can be many reasons why women may find themselves needing to urinate more often than usual.

By answering a short series of questions, you will gain a quick understanding of the likely causes of your urinary frequency.

Please keep in mind that this guide is a learning tool and not a substitute for consultation with your own doctor.

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There are two main reasons why you need to urinate frequently -- either your kidneys are making a lot of urine and your bladder fills up quickly, or you might have an urge to go to the bathroom often even though there is only a small amount in your bladder.

Do you have to urinate often but when you go, only a little comes out?

Yes, I urinate only a little each time.

No, I urinate a lot each time.

Your kidneys are making a lot of urine. It may simply be that you are drinking large amounts of fluid and your kidneys are responding normally by getting rid of the extra water.

However, it is important to consider a few of the medical conditions that cause excessive urine output.

Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus causes high blood sugars. The excess blood sugar is excreted by the kidneys into the urine. The sugar drags large amounts of water out of the body, through the kidneys, and into the urine.

Please consider the following questions:

- Are you thirsty all the time?

- Have you gained a lot of weight recently?

- Are you losing weight without trying to?

- Has your vision become blurry?

- Have you been more tired than usual recently?

Yes, at least one of these is true for me.

No, none of these are true for me.

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