What causes frequent urination?
Frequent urination refers to the need to urinate more often than normal, often to the point where it’s negatively impacting your daily life. Certain factors that might play a role with frequent urination include:
- Certain cancer treatments
- Infection, disease, irritation, or injury of the bladder
- Conditions that increase the production of urine
- Changes in nerves, muscles, or other tissues that affect bladder function
- Beverages or drugs that increase urine production
- Bladder stones
- Anxiety disorders
- Interstitial cystitis
- Narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture)
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Vaginitis in women
Depending on the cause of your frequent urination, you might also experience other urinary symptoms, such as pain or discomfort during urination and an unusual urine color.
When should I see a doctor about my frequent urination?
If you have any symptoms or concerns about the health of your urinary system, and especially if your frequent urination is negatively impacting your daily life, you should visit Urology Associates of Southeastern North Carolina for evaluation and treatment.
Frequent urination could be a sign of a more serious underlying health condition, so it’s best to be safe and seek the medical care and support of a qualified urologist.
You should make sure you visit Urology Associates Of Southeastern North Carolina, P.A., particularly if you have blood in your urine, red or dark brown urine, pain in your lower abdomen, loss of bladder control, or other concerning symptoms.
How is frequent urination treated?
How your urologist treats your frequent urination depends on what’s causing it. Your urologist might suggest:
- Avoiding drinking too much fluid before bed
- Limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption
- Medications, such as anti-inflammatories
- Healthy lifestyle changes, such as nutritional counseling and stress management
- Surgical procedures when needed, such as a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate
Urology Associates Of Southeastern North Carolina, P.A. provides Botox to treat frequent urination. Your urologist simply injects Botox into your bladder muscles about every six months to target the specific source of overactive bladder.
Botox is made from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. It’s completely safe and beneficial in minor controlled doses. Botox helps block the nerve signals that trigger an overactive bladder.
InterStim therapy is a reversible therapy involving an implantable device that sends mild electrical pulses to your sacral nerves to help with bladder control. Your sacral nerves are located near your tailbone and they control your bladder and the muscles related to urinary function.
Take back control over your bladder and explore the available options to give you relief from your frequent urination. Call Urology Associates Of Southeastern North Carolina, P.A. or schedule online today.