Frequent urination means needing to urinate more often than usual. Urgent urination is a sudden, compelling urge to urinate, along with discomfort in your bladder.
A frequent need to urinate at night is called nocturia . Most people can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate. Middle aged and older men often wake to urinate once in the early morning hours.
Urgent urination; Urinary frequency or urgency
Together, frequent and urgent urination are classic signs of a urinary tract infection .
Diabetes, pregnancy, and prostate problems are other common causes of these symptoms.
Other causes include:
Medicines such as diuretics
Overactive bladder syndrome
(infection of the prostate gland)
Stroke and other brain or nervous system diseases
Tumor or mass in th...
NYT: Early Symptoms for Ovarian Cancer Women who have these symptoms for a few weeks--bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating, and frequent, urgent need to urinate--should see their doctors and be checked for ovarian cancer. This is the first official recognition that ovarian cancer does cause symptoms at early stages. Ovarian cancer is among the most deadliest cancer, with over 22,430 new cases diagnosed and more than 15,000 deaths expected this year.
Ovarian mass; Adnexal mass
There are many causes for growths on the ovary. Your age and medical history are important in evaluating an ovarian growth.
Prior to menopause, the ovary forms a fluid filled sac (ovarian cyst) every month as a normal part of the process of releasing an egg. There are other reasons the ovary can form a cyst;most of these are not worrisome. If a cyst is large (over 5 centimeters), or doesn't go away after a few months, then you may need to have it further evaluated or removed. See ovarian cysts .
All ovarian growths that are not simple fluid filled sacs --they are complex or solid -- should be investigated by your doctor regardless of age.
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