Frequent Urination can be of many types and due to different reasons. The condition can be different for men and women too. The broad reason among men, include ageing, diabetes and prostate gland enlargement. In women, during pregnancy this condition is often observed. In most cases the person feels the urge to go to the bathroom though the bladder may not be full and many have to wake up several times during night to pass urine.
HOW IS FREQUENT URINATION DIAGNOSED?
One of the first things that your general physician would tell you is to take a urine test. He/ she may also examine your genitals for signs of infection. Cystoscopy and Cystometry may also be done.
HOW IS FREQUENT URINATION TREATED?
The treatment plan for frequent or urgent urination is largely dependent on the cause. Antibiotics can help treat infections. Lifestyle changes such as monitoring liquid consumption and urine output or adjusting medications can help some people. Medications that control the muscle spasms in the bladder can help reduce urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control. The doctor may suggest doing pelvic exercises, such as Kegels or bladder retraining exercises, to help delay urination.
DID YOU KNOW?
If urinary frequency interferes with your lifestyle or is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, back or side pain, vomiting, chills, increased appetite or thirst, fatigue, bloody or cloudy urine, or a discharge from the penis or vagina, it would require immediate medical attention.