Frequent Urination

Frequent UrinationFrequent urination refers to getting up at night to urinate, several times. If you find yourself getting up several times during the night to relieve yourself, it is likely that you are suffering from this condition.

There are common causes to frequent urination
  • Urinary tract infection where there is an irritation in the bladder produced by bacteria.
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Use of medication to treat high blood pressure
  • Concerns with the prostate
  • Stress incontinence
  • Pregnancy
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bladder cancer
The and symptoms of frequent urination include,
  • Frequently urinating up to eight times in the day and overnight
  • When there is difficulty to start the urine or sudden stoppage of the urine
  • An urgency to urinate
  • Small amounts of blood in the urine
  • Straining to urinate
If frequent urination starts to interfere with your day to day life, we recommend patients visit our clinic for a medical check-up. If following signs accompany your condition, patients are advised to seek immediate medical attention.
  • Fever
  • Back pain
  • Dark and cloudy urine
  • Chills
Once patients come in, we will perform a physical exam and check on your medications and medical history. You may be ordered to do one of the following tests.
  • Urine culture which can detect bacteria in the urine
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Neurological tests
If medical intervention is not required, we may recommend medical remedies in order to reduce urine frequency. Bladder retaining involves holding the urine for longer periods which will help to urinate less frequently. Change your dietary requirements by avoiding foods that may irritate the bladder such as caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods and carbonated drinks. Monitor your fluid intake and avoid drinking too much fluid to reduce nighttime urination