Urination with excessive volume is scientifically known as polyuria, means that you release excessive volumes of urine each day.  (AKA: You pee a lot.)

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Considerations
For an adult, the excessive volume of urination is more than 2.5 liters of urine a day.

The common symptom for polyuria is often noticed when you get up to go to the toilet during the night.


Cause

Drink plenty of fluids, especially those containing caffeine or alcohol
Some drugs, particularly diuretics
Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes insipidus
Psychogenic polydipsia, most frequent in women over 30 years
Renal failure
Sickle-cell anemia
Imaging tests that involve injecting a special dye (contrast) into the vein – the amount of urine produced can be leveled up to 24 hours after

Home Care
You should keep track of all the following days:

Drinking Frequency
How many times you urinate and how much urine is produced each time
How much do you weigh (use the same scale every day)
Situations requiring medical assistance
Call your doctor if you have excessive urination over several days, and cannot be  explained by medications or fluid increase.

What to expect at the doctor’s office
The doctor will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, including:

Time Pattern
How long have you noticed this problem?
Do you produce the same amount of urine every day?
What time of day the problem seems worse?

Quality
What color is your urine?
You have blood in your urine?
How often do you pee? What about at night?
Any problems controlling urine?

Aggravating factors
What makes the problem worse?
Does drinking large amounts of fluid make you produce more urine?

Alleviating factors
Does anything help relieve the problem?
Not limiting fluid intake to reduce the volume of urine?

Other
What other symptoms?
Do you have any pain or burning during urination?
Do you have back or abdominal pain?
Have you ever had?
Bedwetting is a problem?
What medications do you use?
Do you have a family history of diabetes or kidney problems?
Have you had previous urinary tract infection?

Dietary factors
How much do you drink every day?
How much caffeine you have each day?
How much alcohol do you drink each day?
How much salt you consume per day?

The tests that can be performed:
Blood glucose (sugar) test
blood urea nitrogen test
Creatinine studies
Electrolytes
Fluid deprivation test (limit the fluid intake to observe if it reduces the amount of urine)
Blood osmolality
Analysis of urine osmolality
Urinalysis

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