Q: Sorry to disturb you, ma’am. I’ve been having one problem for years now my body is always expelling water it’s been affecting me if I drink water now in few minutes I will go and urinate. It has made my skin so dry and rough and always feeling thirsty. I have done so many tests. They can’t find anything. They said it’s ordinary water but why is my body is making too much water without using it? I urinate more than I drink even waking up in midnight to pee but I noticed that if I consume a lot of beans it will reduce but if I eat carbohydrates it increases that is I urinate more
A: Frequent urination may actually be due to the simple fact that you’re drinking way too much fluid. However, where this is not the case, it is likely to be due to a health problem.
Some causes of frequent urination include:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Some medications
- Drinks that contain caffeine, alcohol etc
- Infections that along the urinary tract or changes to the bladder
- Infection or enlargement of the prostate
- Disease conditions like Diabetes Mellitus etc
- Some cancer treatment eg radiation treatment for the lower abdomen
If this is due to excessive fluid intake, limiting this will help. If this symptom is associated with others like difficulty with urination, pain during urination, passing out bloody urine, incomplete emptying of bladder when urinating etc, please see your doctor ASAP.
So, I suggest that you just go and see your doctor. He will take a good history, examine you and order some investigations. The treatment of course will depend on the cause of the problem.
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