Frequent urination in men

There are many different physical conditions that develop with aging,  treatable medical conditions which can cause frequent urination in men.

If you are a guy and you are feeling like you always have to go, there can be many different causes for this situation.
Frequent urination in men also leads to a condition known as nocturia, ( get up several times at night to urinate) and losing sleep because of it. A normal person should be able to sleep 6 to 8 hours without getting up to urinate. People with frequent urination get up 5-8 times a night to go to the bathroom.

One of the most common causes is a urinary tract infection, causes inflammation of the bladder. When the bladder is inflamed it has less of a capacity to hold urine. You have to urinate more and more frequently and if you don’t seek medical treatment, you will get to the point where even holding just a small amount of urine in the bladder is a problem.

Other conditions are

  • diabetes
  • prescription medicines
  • diuretics
  • cancer of the bladder
  • bladder dysfunction
  • therapeutic radiation
  • interstitis cystitis ( in both men and women
    Enlarged prostate.
  • The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut. Its job in the body is to secrete fluid, specifically the fluid which is needed to transport sperm. The gland surrounds the entire urethra, so when the prostate grows it puts pressure on the urethra and you have to urinate often. Eventually, if left untreated, it would get to the point where the bladder continually empties entirely.
    Many times there are absolutely no symptoms at all that a prostate is enlarged. But some of the warning signs of an enlarged prostate are having a hard time starting to urinate, having a very weak stream of urine or a constant stopping and starting as you are trying to urinate. You can also feel like you are not done even though no urine remains in the bladder. You can leak urine or feel like you have to go all the time, and, of course, urinate frequently, especially at night.


Causes of Frequent Urination


  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cystocele
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Overactive bladder
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Excessive intake of a high solute load (mannitol therapy, use of radio contrast materials for radiology procedures)
  • • Salt wasting kidney diseases (Bartter's Syndrome)
  • • Excessive fluid intake
  • • Use of diuretics

Treatment for frequent urination in men depends on the cause.

Antibiotics would be needed for an infection.

Diabetes or an enlarged prostate would need more long-term management solutions, and you might need medication and/or a change in nutrition and exercise habits.