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Suggest treatment for frequent urination

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Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Question: Frequent urination, 4-6 times a night





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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
different possible causes

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different possible causes for frequent urination

The most common causes are: (1) infection of some aspect of the urinary tract (urinary tract includes ureter, urethra, bladder, prostate, kidneys).

IN some there may be additional symptoms such as change in color/odor of the urine, discomfort on urination,, abdominal

Treated with a lot of fluids plus a course of antibiotics

(2)diabetes- high blood sugar is a common cause

(3)prostate enlargement - this can be benign (due to non cancerous causes ) or malignant
A blood test (PSA) and examination of the prostate would be needed

(4)side effect of medication

(5)stone or another mass in the urinary tract- commonly associated with pain

(6)bladder dysfunction (abnormal function)

To find the cause for you, you would need to see your doctor for assessment which would involve examination as well as blood tests and urine tests (to check for infection)

If infection is detected, then antibiotics would be given. If it is due to the prostate then treatment would depend on the exact changes in the prostate

Imaging such as ultrasound, may or may not be needed, depending on examination findings

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions

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Brief Answer: different possible causes Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic There are different possible causes for frequent urination The most common causes are: (1) infection of some aspect of the urinary tract (urinary tract includes ureter, urethra, bladder, prostate, kidneys). IN some there may be additional symptoms such as change in color/odor of the urine, discomfort on urination,, abdominal Treated with a lot of fluids plus a course of antibiotics (2)diabetes- high blood sugar is a common cause (3)prostate enlargement - this can be benign (due to non cancerous causes ) or malignant A blood test (PSA) and examination of the prostate would be needed (4)side effect of medication (5)stone or another mass in the urinary tract- commonly associated with pain (6)bladder dysfunction (abnormal function) To find the cause for you, you would need to see your doctor for assessment which would involve examination as well as blood tests and urine tests (to check for infection) If infection is detected, then antibiotics would be given. If it is due to the prostate then treatment would depend on the exact changes in the prostate Imaging such as ultrasound, may or may not be needed, depending on examination findings I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions