Frequent Urination

The urge to pass urine more than usual is called frequent urination. It can be a sign of an underlying medical condition and can interrupt the normal sleep cycle. Some of the possible causes include diabetes, urinary tract infection, prostate problems, anxiety, taking diuretics, bladder or kidney condition, and sexually transmitted disease.

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Why is my urine clear in color despite drinking less water and having a frequent urge to urinate after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had unprotected oral sex, and since then, I have been urinating more frequently, and my urine is often clear in color a couple of times a day even though I do not drink water. I also often get an extreme urge to urinate and have some strange spots that would not go away for months....  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest take syndromic management of "urethritis." Take tablet Azithromycin 1 g immediately in one single dose and tablet Cefixime 400 mg immediately. Now coming to those pictures (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), those red pimples look lik...  Read Full »

My frequent urination problem with pain in the pelvis and testis persists even after the TLIF of L2 to L5. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain for two years, for which I underwent an MRI scan. The report showed prolapse in L2 to L4 region. Then I had a TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) from L2 to L5 spine surgery a month back. The surgery was successful. Before surgery, I had frequent urinati...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Spine problem is one of the causes of urine frequency, and sometimes problems can persist even after surgery. I further wanted to know whether your urine problem is just due to the spine or any other issue that needs to be diagnosed. For that, I would suggest the fo...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain and burning sensation during urination. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling pain during urination, and I am passing more urine than usual as I am going to the washroom again and again. I feel a burning sensation in the vagina during urination, and I also see a little bit of bleeding during urination. I had intercourse with my partner last week and...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be a urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Get a microscopic urine examination for pus cells done and send the test results so that the problem can be evaluated properly and treatment can be suggested appropriately. Whether i...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for frequent urination and fullness in the bladder?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had frequent urination due to fullness in the bladder for the past one month during sleep. I am not pregnant and do not have diabetes or UTI. I am taking tablet Sprintec. I did an HbA1c test, basic metabolic panel, urine culture, and a pregnancy test.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to the report attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have an overactive bladder. Do ultrasound scan of kidneys, ureters, and bladder. After the ultrasound scan, make a note of the timings, frequency, and amount of urine.  Read Full »

I frequently urinate nowadays, even after the urinary tract infection has been cleared. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 50 years old. I am not diabetic. I had a very bad urinary tract infection. I took three antibiotics to finally clear it. Although I no longer have pain and the infection is gone, I feel the urge to urinate frequently. I feel the need to go constantly. However, there is no pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prolonged infection can cause inflammation of the bladder, which might take longer to clear. I recommend you have an ultrasound scan for kidneys and bladder to check for any primary cause. I recommend you to repeat another culture after a week also. For frequency symp...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to empty my bladder completely for the last three months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-twenties and I have had frequent urination problems for the last three months. I am not able to figure out the exact cause. I have consulted multiple doctors, and each of them is telling me different things. I am not sure which one to follow. One doctor had prescribed me OAB...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi,Welcome to symptoms appear to be prostatitis. Usually, a 30 to 45 days course of medications will help. Most investigations turn out to be normal in this condition.I will add some medications to the tablet Alfuzosin, and I would review your condition after 15 days.  Read Full »

How to get rid of frequent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old unmarried male. Approximately six to seven years back, I had a urinary infection. I was told to take an antibiotic course, which I did not complete at that time. The infection was not fully cured and it used to come and go. During urination, I sometimes used to have one...  Read Full »

Dr. Aman Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stop worrying about the problems, which you are experiencing are aggravated by stress. It is not a dangerous problem and can be solved. Your previous urine infection does not necessarily play a role in what you have today. Drink only as much liquid as you feel ...  Read Full »

What do sudden frequent urination and flank pain indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from frequent urination for the last two days and slight pain in the left side abdomen. The urine test found 10-15 hpf RBC and the USG report came back normal. What does this mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you smoke? At 33 years, the combination of recent onset of frequent urination with flank pain and urine analysis showing RBC (red blood cells) indicates the most likely passage of the small ureteric stone. If USG comes persistently normal with same picture r...  Read Full »

I have frequent urination and tests showed up 6 to 7 pus cells. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having frequent urination and tests showed up pus cells 6 to 7. I am having this for three days. I am having a feeling of voiding it even if I just urinated like one minute ago only.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your suffering. From what you mentioned, you have simple urinary tract infection. Symptoms of UTI are frequent urination, painful urination, and change in the color of urine. Treatment: Trimethoprim 200 mg tablet twice daily for five days (in case ...  Read Full »

I have frequent urination, and my urine gets stuck or trapped after urination. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. For the last four years, I have been facing frequent urination problems. I went to the urologist he told me to do a urine culture and sensitivity and urine microscopy test, but at that time test was normal, and my blood test was also normal. But the problem continued, s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. Can you please upload your X-ray picture? Have you started tablet Alfoo 10 mg (Alfuzosin 10 mg)? If yes, is there any relief after taking medicine?Do you have any burning sensation while urination? Please answer these questions so that I can guid...  Read Full »

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