The need to urinate more often is described as frequent urination. There is no clear definition of how often you urinate.
The key to deciding if you have issues with frequent urination is whether the need to urinate often is making you challenges in your life. You may consider whether you feel anxious when you are not near a restroom.
An overwhelming need to get to a restroom is described in urgent urination. It may be accompanied by pain in the bladder or urinary tract.
“If you can’t make it to the bathroom in time, you may have an urgent issue with urinating.”
There are frequent and urgent urination issues. You may feel the need to urinate frequently.
Infections of the urinary tract are the most common cause of frequent urination. Other causes include:
- drinking too much liquid
- Drinking alcoholic beverages.
- There is a disease called diabetes.
- There is pressure on the bladder during the third trimester.
- There is a possibility of a prostate enlargement or an infection.
- interstitial cystitis, an infection that causes painful bladder symptoms
- There is an overdeveloped bladder.
- vaginal infections
Less common causes of frequent urination include:
- There are disorders of the nervous system.
- There is a tumor.
- bladder cancer
- Radiation therapy to the female body.
- There is damage to the urinary tract.
- It is a problem of the colon.
- There are medications.
There are also other possible causes for frequent urination. It can disrupt your sleep, which is a condition called nocturia. It commonly occurs as you get older because your body stops producing a hormone that prevents nighttime urination as you age.
As you get older, the bladder loses elasticity. It is difficult to hold urine for long periods of time.
“If you don’t have other symptoms, frequent or urgent urination could be normal. In most cases, frequent or urgent urination is a sign of an underlying health condition.”
If you experience any of the symptoms, you should visit your doctor.
- urinary problems are affecting your lifestyle
- There is blood in your urine.
- There is a cloudy urine.
- There is a high temperature, chills, or fatigue.
- There is pain in your body.
- sudden weight loss
- Increased appetite or thirst.
- discharge from your vagina or penis.
If you wake up more than three times a night to urinate, you should see your doctor.
If you’re concerned about your urination and don’t already have a urologist, you can view doctors in your area through the Healthline FindCare tool.
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 There are medications. can help some people.
Your doctor will come up with a treatment plan for you.