Frequent urination

Urinary incontinence occurs when the process of storing and passing urine is disrupted and it can happen for a number of reasons.

Frequent

Urinary incontinence occurs when the process of storing and passing urine is disrupted and it can happen for a number of reasons.

Frequent urination can be a sign of kidney or ureter problems, urinary bladder problems, or other medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, pregnancy, or prostate gland problems.

When one urinates more than 3 litres a day, it is known as polyuria. Often, there is usually a simple cause that can be put right through treatment.

Frequency urination is not the same as urinary incontinence.

For example, stress incontinence occurs when the pressure inside your bladder as it fills with urine becomes more significant than the strength of your urethra to stay closed.

Any sudden extra pressure on your bladder, such as laughing or sneezing, can then cause urine to leak out.

Frequent urination can indicate a more serious condition so early identification is important prevent complications.

*For information purposes only. If you have any health concerns, seek immediate attention from your doctor.