Causes of frequent urination in women

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Causes of frequent urination in women
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Needing to urinate frequently can disturb your concentration and result in a lack of sleep and productivity. According to the Mayo Clinic and the National Library of Medicine, the causes of frequent urination in women include bladder disorders and hormonal changes. Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder function that can cause frequent urination. Not all causes of frequent urination are considered overactive bladder.

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Changes in your hormone levels during pregnancy, after giving birth or during menopause can reduce your bladder's ability to stretch and can result in frequent urination.

Diseases as Causes

Chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or tumours on your bladder, uterus or ovaries can constrict your bladder and result in frequent feelings of needing to urinate.


If your frequent urination is painful or accompanied by a foul smell and your urine looks cloudy or has blood in it, you may have a bladder or urinary tract infection (UTI).


Stones in your kidneys or bladder, constipation and growth of the uterus during pregnancy can make it difficult to eliminate all of your urine and result in a frequent need to urinate.


If your frequent urination is persistent or results in incontinence, you may develop mental health complications, such as clinical depression, social withdrawal and a loss of self-confidence.


You may be able to reduce your symptoms of frequent urination by cutting down on alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, avoiding liquids before you go to bed and setting a schedule for using the bathroom.

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