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"I pee every 10 minutes, is something wrong?"

ZocdocAnswersI pee every 10 minutes, is something wrong?


I don't have any pain or irritation. The urine is a normal amount and it doesn't smell.


The medical term for what you are experiencing is urinary frequency. Having to urinate every 10 minutes is quite abnormal and must be negatively interfering with your quality of life. You need to make an appointment with your primary care doctor who will perform a complete history and physical and likely have you provide a urine sample for testing. There are many causes for urinary frequency. Some are as simple as you are drinking more fluids than normal or have increased your caffeine intake. Another cause of urinary frequency is constipation as the stool in your colon can push on your bladder. Tumors in your pelvic area can also push on your bladder causing you to pee more often. Another possibility is pregnancy so if there is any chance you could be pregnant you should take a test immediately and mention this to your doctor. Diabetes can also cause an increase in urination so depending on your age and risk factors your doctor may test for this as well. If you are a male, prostate issues can cause your symptoms as well. Infection is possible but not likely with no pain. Please make an appointment with your primary care doctor as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms and get an appropriate diagnosis and correct treatment.

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