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I'm suddenly urinating a lot but not drinking anymore than usual. I am a 31 year old female. What could that mean?
Frequency of urination can increase under a number of conditions. Most common among these are:
For these as well as other less common conditions it is essential that a urine test should be done as an essential first step. If this problem has been occurring since a few days I would suggest not to ignore it and consult a doctor at the earliest.
I definitely don't have a UTI -- I have had those before and know what they feel like. I don't think (and hope) its not diabetes -- I have not been drinking more than usual and don't feel overly thirsty at all. I have no idea if it is a kidney infection -- would there be any pain with this -- any other symptoms?
Kidney infections may not necessarily be accompanied by pain. There is another reason which can cause such a symptom which I forgot to mention earlier. It is a reproductive tract tumor like a fibroid which maybe encroaching upon the bladder and causing the sensation of bladder filling up. Again if the tumor is not on the inner side of the uterus it may not manifest menstrual disturbances.
Often excess cups of coffee or tea can also cause one to urinate frequently as these act like diuretics. But I would request you to go for a urine test just to be on the safe side especially if you've had UTI's in the past or have someone in the family who has diabetes. Hope this was useful.