When should I reach out to my doctor about frequent urination?

Because the conditions behind frequent urination can range wildly from casual to severe, you should speak to your doctor about anything outside of your typical urination patterns. In some cases, frequent urination may be just an annoying symptom that will end when you cut back on the caffeine—or have the baby. However, if you are unsure why you’re urinating so frequently, it is best to set up an appointment and talk about it. This is a symptom that can often be treated and isn’t something that you need to just “deal with.”

There are a few signs to keep an eye out for and call your doctor immediately if you have them with frequent urination. These include:

  • If you have a fever.
  • If you are vomiting.
  • If you have back pain (lower back and towards the sides—over your kidneys).
  • If you see blood in your urine.
  • If you have a discharge coming out of your vagina or penis.

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