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What causes frequent urination?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: Peeing every halve hour at night. I have had two bouts of cystiicutus in the last six weeks I am a 71 year old over weight woman in good health
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Recurrent infections always have underlying cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you as much as possible.

Frequent urination is a indication of a possible infection some where in the urinary tract. Other symptoms that also point towards the same direction are:
-Less quantity of urine passed each time
-Burning sensation while passing urine
-Chills (not always)
-Itching around the genitalia
-Fever (not always)
-General sense of poor health
-Dehydration symptoms (not always)
and a few others.

From your query, I understand that you have had two recent episodes of cystitis, which indicates a recurrent infection or inflammation. Recurrent infection or inflammation is almost always due to some underlying cause. Unless this cause is found and addressed, the infection/inflammation shall keep recurring.

A list of most common causes in women include:
-Ureter stones
-Pelvic inflammatory disease
-Gastrointestinal abnormalities
-Endometriosis
-Uterine fibroids
-Uterine polyps
-Medications
-Diabetes
-Tumors or cancers
-Previously untreated infections
and a few others.

I would strongly recommend the following ma'am:
-An abdominal and/or transvaginal ultrasound
-Complete blood count
-Vaginal swab test
-Urine analysis
-Urine culture and sensitivity
-Physical and/or bimanual examination

Please report to your doctor for the same ma'am. Also initiating an antibiotic to address the current symptoms would greatly help. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help you.

Best wishes.
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What causes frequent urination?

Brief Answer: Recurrent infections always have underlying cause Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you as much as possible. Frequent urination is a indication of a possible infection some where in the urinary tract. Other symptoms that also point towards the same direction are: -Less quantity of urine passed each time -Burning sensation while passing urine -Chills (not always) -Itching around the genitalia -Fever (not always) -General sense of poor health -Dehydration symptoms (not always) and a few others. From your query, I understand that you have had two recent episodes of cystitis, which indicates a recurrent infection or inflammation. Recurrent infection or inflammation is almost always due to some underlying cause. Unless this cause is found and addressed, the infection/inflammation shall keep recurring. A list of most common causes in women include: -Ureter stones -Pelvic inflammatory disease -Gastrointestinal abnormalities -Endometriosis -Uterine fibroids -Uterine polyps -Medications -Diabetes -Tumors or cancers -Previously untreated infections and a few others. I would strongly recommend the following ma'am: -An abdominal and/or transvaginal ultrasound -Complete blood count -Vaginal swab test -Urine analysis -Urine culture and sensitivity -Physical and/or bimanual examination Please report to your doctor for the same ma'am. Also initiating an antibiotic to address the current symptoms would greatly help. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help you. Best wishes.