Willingness to urinate all the time, what can it be?

Expert answer:

The urge to urinate at all times can be due to a series of reasons and is not always a sign of illness. Various conditions, pathological or not, may cause increased urine production or irritation of the bladder which leave the person with a constant urge to urinate.


Excess production of urine (polyuria) is characterized by the production of more than 2.5 liters per day, when the normal is 1.2 to 1.5 liters of urine per day. This occurs when you drink lots of pregnancy, which is normal, but can also be a symptom of diseases such as diabetes and renal insufficiency, or a side effect of medicines diuretics.


The increase in urinary frequency accompanied by little urination (polaciuria), that is, the urge to urinate all the time but in small quantities is a characteristic symptom of cystitis (urinary tract infection in the bladder) or prostate diseases. However, it is a normal condition during gestation.


The nocturia is characterized by the urge to urinate during the night and can have the same causes of polyuria and polaciuria. Going to the toilet once after sleeping is considered normal, but when the frequency of nocturnal urination increases, it is a very typical sign of prostate, heart failure, cirrhosis and other diseases that cause swelling in the legs. At bedtime, the edema is reabsorbed into the blood and this excess of water is then eliminated by the kidneys.

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Hyperactive Bladder Syndrome

Hyperactive Bladder Syndrome affects both men and women, although it is more common in women. It is a change in the functioning of the bladder that causes involuntary contractions in the organ, causing constant and urgent urge to urinate.

People with this syndrome have more than 8 micturitions throughout the day and night, including after sleeping. THE urinary urgency, ie the need to urinate as soon as one wishes, is another characteristic symptom of Hyperactive Bladder Syndrome.

If you feel like urinating all the time, see a general practitioner, family doctor or urologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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