Frequent Urination is a medical condition in which males and females have the urge to urinate very often. Typically, frequent urination means urinating more than 8 to 10 times a day and waking up often at nights to urinate. Frequent Urination is a sign of other health issues.
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?
Pregnant women approaching their delivery date or with very large babies tend to urinate frequently.