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If you’re racing to the bathroom a couple times an hour or waking up frequently throughout the night needing to pee, you’re probably super frustrated. Having to go all the time can be really annoying. Sometimes frequent urination can be linked to medical conditions that shouldn’t be taken lightly. So, if you’re concerned, you’ll want to talk to your doctor to rule out any possible diagnoses. And, as a helpful guide, here are a few things that your pee could be trying to tell you, as well as the reasons that you’re going oh-so-very much.
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If you’re needing to pee too often, and it’s happening all of a sudden, it could mean you have a urinary tract infection, says Partha Nandi, MD, physician and author of Ask Dr. Nandi. “Frequent urination can be a symptom of many different problems from kidney disease to simply drinking too much fluid,” he says. “But, when frequent urination is accompanied by fever, an urgent need to urinate, and pain or discomfort in the abdomen, you may have a urinary tract infection.” A urinary tract infection can hit when bacteria makes its way into the bladder, but this can be treated with medication.