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What causes frequent urination?

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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I am a 39 year male and I am urinating every 30 minutes to 1 hour. I don't have any pain or discoloration. Just concerned at how often im going

I'd like to know what this could be if anything dangerous or to be concerned of.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 21 minutes later
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Hi XXXXXXX

Increased urination can be from poorly controlled sugars in diabetes. It causes the body to become dehydrated because sugar pours into the urine and that draws water along with it. So a person drinks more (increased thirst) and urinates more.

It can also be from caffeine or other substances, including alcohol, which cause increased urination.

And sometimes people end up drinking more fluids without realizing it.

In addition, if there is an infection, that can cause the urge to go more often, but you would only be urinating small amounts. Bacteria in the bladder or prostate cause irritation that causes the urge to go more often. But you didn't describe an increased sense of urgency or pain with urination so those would be lower on the list. There are other more rare causes of diuresis but as you are feeling well they would be lower on the list.

I don't expect anything severe is going on that you need to be seen for tonight if you are otherwise feeling ok. But I do advise, if you are still having the problem tomorrow, that you get checked.

A doctor would do an exam and collect a urine specimen. In the office or urgent care clinic a dipstick urine test can give information such as if there is sugar in the urine and the possibility of bacteria. It can then be sent to a lab for a full urinalysis. If the doctor suspects blood sugar problems, then blood tests would be indicated.

So if this is something that just started tonight, I wouldn't worry about it - but if it is still going on tomorrow, then do get seen.
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If I have diabetes would I crave sugar? I can go several days without it but sometimes I really crave it and have ice cream etc. Are there any other things to look out for regarding diabetes?
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No, you would not necessarily crave sugar but you would be very hungry.

People can feel more fatigued, and are very thirsty. Because of the dehydration, a person's mouth can feel dry. And they may have blurry vision. Cuts don't heal as quickly and there are more risks of yeast infections of the skin.

With Type I diabetes, there can be unexpected weight loss because the body isn't able to bring glucose into the cells where it is needed for energy. When the problem becomes more severe, there can be nausea, vomiting, and a sort of fruity (ketone) smelling breath.



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