Frequent urination during the day can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose frequent urination during the day, we could:
|Diabetes II||5%||Ruled out|
|Prostate Enlargement||2%||Ruled out|
|Interstitial Cystitis||0%||Ruled out|
|Urinary Tract Infection||0%||Ruled out|
Daytime urination. On average, how many times do you urinate during your waking hours?
Possible responses:→ Under 2 times
→ 2 or 3 times
→ About 4 to 5 times / don't know
→ 6 to 9 times
→ 10 or more times
While dehydrated, the body tries to conserve as much fluid as possible. The kidneys will reduce the amount of water they extract from the blood, resulting in less frequent urination.
Average urine volume for a normal adult is 1.5 liters daily. In advanced cases of diabetes insipidus, urine volume can approach 18 liters daily.
Increases in the number of times a man has to visit the bathroom along with a frequent sensation of having to urinate – especially at night – are among some of the early signs. In addition, a reduction in the force and caliber of urination is also characteristic of prostatic enlargement.
Mural fibroids (located in the uterine wall) and subserous fibroids (protruding outside the uterine wall) may reach a large size before causing symptoms. These symptoms may include pressure on the bladder with difficulty voiding or urinary frequency and urgency, pressure on the rectum with constipation, lower back and abdominal pain, as well as heavy bleeding.
Caffeine is a diuretic, causing increased urination.