Frequent urination occurs when you need to urinate more often than normal. When you experience frequent urination, the amount of urine you void is often about the same as normal or less than normal.
Frequent urination can affect you both day and night, or you may find that you need to urinate frequently only during the night (nocturia).
Depending on the condition causing frequent urination, you may experience other urinary problems, such as:
- Loss of bladder control
- Painful or difficult urination
- Unusual urine color
- A strong urge to urinate
In addition to being a sign of a medical condition, frequent urination can affect your sleep, work and general well-being.