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Overweight. Having frequent urination. What is causing this and required treatment?

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I am currently having Frequent Urination only if i drink water often. I drink mostly water. I am an overweight individual, but show no other symptoms. Feel normal, except I Urinate much more often if i consume the same water as i used to. If i Ration my water consumption all day my urine will be Hay colored yellow to clear.
Posted Wed, 20 Mar 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 19 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
There are many causes for increased frequency of urination like:
1. Urinary tract infection
2. Diabetes
3. Diuretics (Medications used to treat high blood pressure)
4. Interstitial cystitis
5. Neurological diseases (Damage to nerves that supply the bladder)
6. Other common causes like overactive bladder syndrome, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and caffeine.
7. Rarely Bladder cancer (An extremely unlikely cause in your case)

I would suggest that you consult your primary care physicians who can then prescribe the following investigations depending on the examination findings
1. Urinalysis and urine culture
2. Ultrasonography of the kidney-ureter-bladder region
3. Cystometry: This test measures the flow and pressure inside the bladder .
4. Neurological tests: Diagnostic tests such as urodynamics, imaging, EEG(electroencephalogram), and EMG(electromyography) .

Meanwhile you can try the following remedies:

1. Avoid foods that appear to irritate your bladder like caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, and spicy foods.
2. If you have a burning sensation while urinating, increase the intake of water and take plenty of cranberry juice.
3. Kegels exercise-These exercises help strengthen the muscles which can help you voluntarily stop and restart the flow of urine. Toning these muscles can help improve bladder control and reduce urinary urgency and frequency. Squeeze the muscles (you’ll have to contract as if you’re holding on to the urge to urinate) for three seconds, then relax for three seconds. Repeat 10 to 15 times per session, and do this at least three times a day.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow-up: Overweight. Having frequent urination. What is causing this and required treatment? 3 minutes later
This started suddenly, I have no Pain during urination and never had an issue controlling it. Any Liquid i Take in, it goes right though me. Also the urine seems to leave a sticky residue. And my kidneys do "ache" time to time and seem to be running a low grade fever as of the last hour or so. this started 3 days ago.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 39 minutes later
Thanks for writing again.
All the symptoms you have described could be due to diabetes or a urinary infection. It s best to consult your physician for all the above mentioned tests and an ultrasound scan for proper diagnosis so that specific treatment can be started soon.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
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