When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Check in with your health care provider if:

  • There's no obvious reason for your frequent urination, such as drinking more total fluids, alcohol or caffeine.
  • The problem disrupts your sleep or everyday activities.
  • You have other urinary problems or symptoms that worry you.

If you have any of these symptoms along with frequent urination, seek care right away:

  • Blood in your urine.
  • Red or dark brown urine.
  • Pain when you pass urine.
  • Pain in your side, lower belly or groin.
  • Trouble passing urine or emptying your bladder.
  • A strong urge to pass urine.
  • Loss of bladder control.
  • Fever.

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May 19, 2023

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