Frequent urination is not really a sign of an illness but is actually a symptom or underlying cause of a bigger illness like diabetes or even a sign of pregnancy. Symptoms of frequent urination include going to the toilet constantly and also feeling bloated. If there’s a burning sensation associated with the same, it could mean that you have urinary infection.
HOW IS FREQUENT URINATION DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will take a medical history and do a physical exam.
Tests that may be done include:
• Urine culture
• Cystometry (a measurement of the pressure within the bladder)
• Nervous system tests (for some urgency problems)
• Ultrasound (such as an abdominal ultrasound or a pelvic ultrasound)
HOW IS FREQUENT URINATION TREATED?
Treatment for Frequent Urination will be directly related to the diagnosis. If it is blood sugar levels, then the appropriate medicines will be prescribed. Bladder retraining and diet modification are also recommended. Kegel exercises are another remedy suggested to overcome the condition.
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.