Medical Reasons for Frequent Urination in Women

Sometimes it might seem that you always have to go to the bathroom, however, it is important to keep in mind that how much liquid you drink affects how many times you need to use the bathroom. Urinating about 6- 8 times a day is average, so even though the number might seem big, it is still normal.

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Urinating more than eight times may signal a concern for too-frequent urination. There could be an underlying medical reason such as:

  • Bladder stones
  • Overactive bladder
  • Diabetes
  • Interstitial cystitis, a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the bladder
  • Low estrogen levels
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Weak pelvic floor organs
  • Obesity (Excess weight can place extra pressure on the bladder)
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Damage to the nerves in the bladder

Frequent Urination Treatments

Doctors will usually start by diagnosing the underlying cause. For instance, if a urinary tract infection is causing a woman’s frequent urination, taking antibiotics to cure the infection may help.510156567_XS

The doctor can also recommend other treatments and preventive techniques such as:

  • Lifestyle modifications: Avoiding drinks/foods that irritate the bladder (e.g. caffeine, carbonated drinks, and spicy foods).
  • Adjustments to patterns of fluid intake: Avoiding drinking water before sleep to avoid waking up in the middle of the night.
  • Bladder retraining: Learning a method to reduce the amount of times a woman goes to the bathroom per day by following a certain schedule.

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