Frequent Urination (cont.)
Frequent Urination Symptoms
Even though there are numerous causes for frequent urination, the symptoms
are generally the same. Below are some terms that are used to describe
symptoms that may accompany frequent urination.
- Frequency: urinating more than eight times during the day or more than
- Hesitancy: incomplete evacuation of the bladder during each episode of
urination. There may be a sudden stoppage of the urine flow due to spasms in the
bladder or urethra or there may be difficulty starting the flow of urine.
- Urgency: the uncomfortable feeling of pressure in the bladder that makes
you feel you have to go "right now"
- Urinary incontinence: the inability to control the flow of urine,
leading to either constant or intermittent accidental leakage
- Dysuria: pain or burning sensation during or immediately following
urination. This may be a sign of a urinary tract infection.
- Hematuria: Blood in the urine can be small amounts, clots, or very bloody.
This will usually cause the urine to appear darker in color.
- Nocturia: This is
having to wake up to urinate. It can also be associated with nighttime urinary
incontinence. (In children, this includes wetting the bed.)
frequent daytime urination
- Dribbling: After finishing urination, urine
continues to drip or dribble out.
- Straining: having to squeeze or bear down to initiate the urine
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