Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Frequent Urination Evaluation

The evaluation of urinary frequency begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam in females.

The physical exam is usually normal in someone with urinary frequency.

Testing is often required to determine the underlying cause for urinary frequency.

Tests that may be used to evaluate urinary frequency include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate urinary frequency in men include:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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