Symptom: Polyuria

Polyuria: Excessive or overly frequent urination.
Introduction: Urinating too much liquid ("polyurea") needs to be distinguished from the slightly different symptoms of excessively frequent urination, urinary dribbling, or unusual urgency to urinate. Urinating too much fluid or urinating too often can indicate several serious medical conditions. Some possibilities include urinary tract infections, bladder conditions (e.g. interstitial cystitis), or prostate conditions (e.g. BPH). Also possible are metabolic conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or diabetes insipidus. Seek prompt professional medical advice about urination symptoms.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Polyuria:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Polyuria (25 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Polyuria (2 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Polyuria (38 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Polyuria: frequent urination (29)
    Polyuria type of: Urinary difficulty (79)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Polyuria: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Polyuria as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Polyuria: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Polyuria as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Polyuria: The following list of conditions have 'Polyuria' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Acute bacterial prostatitis ... urinary frequency
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... excessive urination
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease ... frequent urination


  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia ... frequent urination of small amounts, frequent urination
  • Bladder Cancer ... Frequent urination


  • Common migraine ... increased urination
  • Cystitis ... frequent urination
  • Cystocele ... urinary frequency


  • Diabetes ... excessive urination
  • Diabetes Insipidus ... excessive urination, frequent urination
  • Diabetic Nephropathy ... frequent urination


  • Enlarged prostate ... frequent urination of small amounts, frequent urination


  • Generalized anxiety disorder ... frequent urination
  • Glomerulonephritis ... excessive urination


  • Hyperglycemia ... excessive urination
  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome ... excessive urination, frequent urination
  • Hyperparathyroidism ... excessive urination


  • Interstitial cystitis ... urinary frequency


  • Machado-Joseph Disease ... frequent urination


  • Non-Specific Urethritis ... urinary frequency


  • Ovarian Cancer ... urinary frequency
  • Ovarian cysts ... frequent urination


  • Premenstrual syndrome ... frequent urination
  • Prostate Cancer ... frequent urination
  • Prostate conditions ... frequent urination
  • Prostatitis ... urinary frequency
  • Pyelonephritis ... urinary frequency


  • Reiterís syndrome ... increased urination


  • Type 1 diabetes ... excessive urination
  • Type 2 diabetes ... excessive urination


  • Urethral stricture ... urinary frequency
  • Urethral syndrome ... urinary frequency
  • Urethritis ... frequent urination
  • Urinary stones ... frequent urination
  • Urinary tract infections ... urinary frequency
  • Uterine fibroids ... frequent urination
  • Uterine prolapse ... urinary frequency


  • Vagina cancer ... frequent urination

    Last revised: Nov 9, 2003

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