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What causes increased frequency of urination?

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Posted on Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Question: I use to pass urine four or five times a day. Now I am frequently passing urine ten times a day, have throbbing in both my legs, throbbing in my back and occasionally muscle spasms in my back. Also feel pressure left top front side of body.
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need your urine tested.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. From the information you have provided, there are a number of possible causes that I suggest you consider.
Frequency of urine is a common sign of a urinary infection. This may also account for the throbbing and muscle spasms you are experiencing. A kidney stone can also cause these symptoms. Alternatively, one of the first signs of diabetes is an increase in passing urine. Often there is an increase in thirst with diabetes.
Therefore, I suggest you need investigation to clarify the next step. So you should see your doctor who may wish to test your urine as a first step.
In the meantime, try paracetamol for the pain. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger,
MBChB FRCA
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Brief Answer: Need your urine tested. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. From the information you have provided, there are a number of possible causes that I suggest you consider. Frequency of urine is a common sign of a urinary infection. This may also account for the throbbing and muscle spasms you are experiencing. A kidney stone can also cause these symptoms. Alternatively, one of the first signs of diabetes is an increase in passing urine. Often there is an increase in thirst with diabetes. Therefore, I suggest you need investigation to clarify the next step. So you should see your doctor who may wish to test your urine as a first step. In the meantime, try paracetamol for the pain. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger, MBChB FRCA