Understanding Urinary Frequency: Causes, Solutions, & Consultation Options

Understanding Urinary Frequency: Causes, Solutions, & Consultation Options
Published on, 11 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Abdelmajeed Saad and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been noticing that I feel the urge to urinate more frequently lately. Could you help me understand why?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Firstly, if you're experiencing an increased urge to urinate, especially if you're an older man and notice this urge is more prominent at night, it could be indicative of a condition known as an enlarged prostate. This is a common issue among older men and can lead to symptoms such as frequent urination, particularly during the night.


Secondly, if you find that you're experiencing frequent urination both during the day and at night, it might be a symptom associated with diabetes. Diabetes can affect the way your body processes fluids, leading to increased urination frequency as one of its symptoms.


Additionally, if you're feeling pain along with the urge to urinate, it's essential to consider the possibility of a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs can cause discomfort and an increased urge to urinate, often accompanied by pain or a burning sensation during urination.


In any case, it's crucial to undergo further diagnostic tests to accurately identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. I recommend conducting urine analysis and blood sugar tests to rule out diabetes and assess your urinary health. Furthermore, an ultrasound of the pelvis can provide valuable insights into any potential issues with your prostate or urinary tract.


Once we have a clear understanding of the underlying cause, we can proceed with appropriate treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Whether it's medication, lifestyle changes, or other interventions, rest assured that we will work together to address your concerns and improve your quality of life.





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