He said: “High blood sugar levels can cause increased urination as your body attempts to remove excess glucose from your system.”

Other common signs of diabetes include:

  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very tired
  • Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
  • Itching around the penis or vagina, or frequent episodes of thrush
  • Blurred vision.

Prostate issues

Dr Mohan explained: “In men, an enlarged prostate or prostate infection can cause frequent urination and difficulty emptying the bladder.”

Interstitial cystitis

“This chronic bladder condition can cause frequent and painful urination, along with pelvic pain,” he said.

Interstitial cystitis, which is also known as bladder pain syndrome, can also cause intense pelvic pain and pain in your lower tummy when your bladder is filling up, which is relieved when you urinate.

Bladder cancer

He commented: “In rare cases, frequent urination can be a symptom of bladder cancer.

According to the NHS, other symptoms of bladder cancer include:

  • Sudden urges to urinate
  • A burning sensation when passing urine.

If it spreads to other parts of the body it can also cause:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Bone pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Swelling of the legs.

Overactive bladder

“This condition is characterised by a sudden and urgent need to urinate, often accompanied by leakage or incontinence,” he said.

Anxiety or stress

Dr Mohan added: “High levels of stress or anxiety can increase the production of urine, leading to more frequent urination.”

He explained that there can be other reasons for excessive urination.


“As your uterus expands during pregnancy, it can put pressure on your bladder and cause you to pee more frequently,” he said.

Excessive fluid intake

He said: “Consuming large amounts of fluids, especially caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, can cause you to pee more frequently.”


“Certain medications, such as diuretics and some antidepressants, can cause increased urination as a side effect,” he added.

If you are experiencing excessive urination and have concerns about any of the health conditions mentioned you should speak with your GP.

Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk

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