When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Make an appointment with your doctor if you're urinating more frequently than usual and if:

  • There's no apparent cause, such as drinking more total fluids, alcohol or caffeine
  • The problem disrupts your sleep or everyday activities
  • You have other urinary problems or worrisome symptoms

Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have frequent urination along with any of these signs or symptoms:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Red or dark brown urine
  • Painful urination
  • Pain in your side, lower abdomen or groin
  • Difficulty urinating or emptying your bladder
  • A strong urge to urinate
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Fever

Urinary tract disorders may cause the above signs or symptoms, but so can other serious diseases or health conditions. Seek medical help to find out what's causing your frequent urination and how to treat it.

Aug. 11, 2020

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