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Frequent and colorless urine. Should I be concerned?

I have had colorless frequent urine for the past 2-3 weeks (going every 1.5-2 hrs day and night). I drink 2 cups of water a day, 2-3 cups of coffee or tea per day, and sometimes 1 cup of a smoothie. I dislike anything salty, and don t eat anything with sugar. The only dairy I consume is cream in my coffee and sometimes yogurt before bedtime. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Hi, welcome to healthcare magic

Most persons urinate 4 to 8 times a day, having to go more often or having to wake up more than once at night is considered frequent urination.
Frequent urination can occur as a result of (1) urinary tract infection- usually associated with other symptoms such as burning or discomfort on urination, abdominal pain, urgency, hematuria- blood in the urine, malodorous urine
(2)increased fluid intake- you need to determine whether your intake has increased
(3)cystitis- this is inflammation of the bladder which can occur in the abscence of an infection.Some causes are interstitial cystitis, eosinophilic cystitis,traumatic cystitis, hemorhagic cystitis
(4) problems concentrating urine- there are certain conditions that result in difficulty in the kidneys concentrating urine
(5) diabetes
(6) pregnancy
(7) certain medications- diuretics will increase urination
(8) overactive bladder
(9)alcohol or caffeine act as diuretics and increase urinary output, you will need to assess whether the use of either has increased

It may be due to a benign reason but it is best to be assessed.

You need to consider visiting your doctor who will assess the number of times you visit the urine, the quality of the urine, may ask for a urinary diary to assess the total daily amount and check for any additional symptoms. Investigations will be based on the results of the history and examination and may include urine analysis, urine culture,ultrasound or tests to check the bladder.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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