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Updated by amelia-grantny on May 30, 2019
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5 Causes Why You Want to Pee So Often

The urinary tract of women is much more vulnerable and sensitive than in men. This can be explained by the physical differences in their body. The female urethra is much shorter and wider than the male one. Any infection that gets inside moves up the tract and can reach the kidneys and develop into an inflammation much faster.




Frequent imperative urges to urinate are worth paying attention to not only because they are annoying and unpleasant. It may be a warning symptom of multiple diseases and should be a reason to consult your doctor if lasts more than a couple of days.


Most Common Causes of Frequent Urination

There can be plenty of diseases related to frequent urination, but the five causes outlined below are the most common and should be the first ones to consider when the problem appears.


Bladder inflammation

Cystitis is very common in women due to the physical issues mentioned above. It develops into a chronic form very fast, so it’s important to be diagnosed and treated in time. The bacteria get into the bladder through the urethra and damage its mucosa. It is manifested by pelvic pain and blood in the urine.


Sexually transmitted diseases

Unprotected sex can also cause this problem. Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, can manifest themselves with painless frequent urination. Infection is easily transmitted from a woman’s sexual organs into the urinary tract.


Renal stones

The stones can grow in your kidneys without any symptoms for years. They can also be the cause for your frequent urges, this is why your doctor will most likely recommend an ultrasound exam. Renal stones also cause pelvic pain and hematuria or interrupting painful urination.


Obstetric diseases

Big tumors in the reproductive organs of women (like leiomyomas) press on the other abdominal organs including your bladder. A significant uterine prolapse can also cause such an effect. If together with frequent urination you suffer from severe menstrual cramps, spotting, and pelvic pain, you need an obstetric exam.


Diuretic consumption

If you drink lots of water, green tea, coffee, take certain medications or consume food with a diuretic effect, you’ll naturally want to pee more often. This effect will disappear as soon as you come back to your usual habits of hydrating yourself or finish the course of medications.


Emotional Health Is the One to Blame

Very often, such a symptom can appear as one of the signs of a nervous breakdown. Our excretory system is very sensitive to the state of our emotional health. Even in children, urinary incontinence is often linked to stress or trauma.

Also, the urges can be connected to eating disorders. Women who suffer from bulimia often drink much laxatives and diuretics to get rid of what was eaten and drunk. If your daughter goes to the toilet very often, be more attentive to her not to miss the possible development of an eating disorder.

It’s very important to take action immediately. Cystitis can be treated during the early stages of development. An infection inside the kidneys can cause serious renal issues. The transition of the disease into a chronic form will mean that the problematic urination will keep coming back.