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Polyuria – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Polyuria is a condition characterized by the excessive volume of urination. It happens when you have to urinate more than usual. In most cases, urine volume is excessive when it is more than 2.5 liters each day. The exact amount can vary, depending on your gender and age. Nevertheless, less than 2 liters each day is often considered normal. Symptoms tend to last a few days, mostly at night, before subsiding. In this guide, we show you some common symptoms, causes, diagnostic methods, and treatment options for polyuria.

Symptoms of Polyuria

Frequent Urination

One of the most common symptoms of polyuria is increased urination frequency. On average, a healthy adult urinates about 6 to 8 times during the day. If you need to go to the toilet more than 10 times after consuming 2 liters of fluids, it can be a possible sign of the condition. To check it, you can keep a fluid diary to record when and how much you urinate each time. Keep in mind that you should expect more frequent urination when you get older because your bladder would become less flexible and its muscles become weaker. [1]