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Classification according to ICD-10
R35 Polyuria
- Frequent urination
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)

As urinary frequency (from ancient Greek πολλάκις (pollakis) = often) is called frequent urination in small amounts. The total amount of urine excreted is not increased. Pollakiuria is a common symptom of diseases of the urinary tract . In the past one also spoke of a sychnuria .


Pollakiuria can be triggered by:

Should not be confused to the urinary frequency with overflow incontinence , which at a Auslassbehinderung the bladder may occur for example in the benign prostate enlargement . In contrast to pollakiuria, the bladder is maximally full and there is a passive loss of small amounts of urine without the bladder emptying sufficiently.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Jörg Braun, Christian Arning (ed.): Clinical guidelines for internal medicine . 10th edition. Urban & Fischer, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-437-22292-9 .
  2. ^ Günter Thiele (Ed.): Handlexikon der Medizin , Volume 4 (S − Z), Urban & Schwarzenberg, Munich / Vienna / Baltimore 1980; P. 2384.
  3. ^ Georg A. Narciß: Knaur's Dictionary of Medicine , Droemer Knaur Verlag, Munich 1988, ISBN 3-426-26361-0 , p. 514.