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Why do I urinate so much during the daytime?

Q: I am a 35 years old man weighing 75 Kg. I urinate quite frequently during the daytime. I do not have diabetes but have high blood pressure and take Repass 50 mg once a day. I s there a problem with my kidneys?

A:The frequency of urination would depend upon the volume of urine being formed and the bladder capacity. If the volume increases or the bladder capacity gets smaller, you would have frequency. The usual causes of increased urine formation are increased water intake, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, interstitial kidney disease and medications like diuretics. Small bladder capacity can be acute and temporary as in urinary infections due to increased sensitivity of the bladder or anxiety, and chronic and permanent as in various diseases of the bladder. You must thus realize that increased urinary frequency is a symptom, not a disease, and has varied aetiology, which your doctor would have to work at before reaching the cause and treat it.

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