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How to Stop Frequent Urination?

Updated on Nov 25, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care

Do you get the urge to urinate often during the day? Do you have to get up at least once a night to urinate? This need for frequent urination often indicates a medical condition. While it may be caused by other underlying problems, your frequent need may be due to uterine fibroids. Fortunately, this is a treatable condition. Visit Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn, NY for the best care and non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options. Dr. George Bolotin is a trained, experienced fibroid expert with a gentle touch. Call today for an appointment.

What Does Frequent Urination Mean?

Frequent urination refers to a strong, recurring urge to urinate. This condition results in substantial bladder discomfort and embarrassing social situations. The urgent need is difficult-to-impossible to suppress, leading to multiple trips to the toilet. If the urge comes on quickly and fiercely enough, you may not be able to get there in time.

This frequent and urgent need to urinate isn’t normal. In fact, it’s a signal that something’s wrong — with your bladder, kidneys, urinary tract or uterus. While infections are more common, you may be surprised that uterine fibroids are often responsible for frequent urination.

Visit Dr. George Bolotin at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Bolotin diagnoses and treats the fibroids behind your frequent urge to urinate. In addition to this symptom, the practice handles a wide range of fibroid conditions and symptoms, such as unexplained weight gain and excessive menstrual cramping.

What Causes Frequent and Urgent Urination?

While several conditions can result in your frequent urge to urinate, uterine fibroids are a common cause for many women. Also known as leiomyomas or myomas, these fibroids are benign tumors that appear in your uterus during the child-bearing years. While they may cause frequent urination and other symptoms, they almost never develop into uterine cancer.

Fibroids vary greatly in size and quantity. They can be so bulky that they enlarge the uterus or be so small that you can’t see them without a microscope. You may have them for years without showing any symptoms. While uterine fibroids can cause frequent urination for women over 40, including among African American women, other reasons for the condition exist. Other common causes for frequent urination include:

  • Infected urinary tracts
  • Enlarged prostates in older men
  • Swollen urethras
  • Vaginitis, which is a swollen vulva and vagina
  • Nerve conditions
  • Too much caffeine

Less common causes for frequent urination are sometimes more severe, which is why you need to see a fibroid specialist. These other causes may include:

  • Bladder cancer, which is rare
  • Bladder hyperactivity
  • A spine disease
  • Untreated diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of diuretics or water pills
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Pelvic radiation therapy
  • A stroke
  • Nervous system diseases

How Do Uterine Fibroids Cause Frequent Urination?

As uterine fibroids grow, they put pressure on surrounding organs, including your bladder. Once the fibroids have squeezed your bladder sufficiently, it can’t hold as much liquid as it used to. That creates the need to urinate more frequently.

It all depends on the size and location of the fibroids. Subserosal fibroids, which grow on the outside wall of your uterus, are especially likely to put pressure on your bladder. Other types of fibroid types and conditions include:

What Are the Symptoms of Fibroids?

If uterine fibroids are causing your frequent urination urges, you may notice other telltale symptoms, such as:

If you experience any of these symptoms, visit a fibroid specialist who knows how to stop frequent urination and other symptoms. Dr. Bolotin and his expert team pride themselves on their compassionate and personalized care. They have the skills and the tools of Interventional Radiology to help you.

How Can I Stop the Frequent Urination Caused by Fibroids?

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is the best available treatment for your fibroid-induced frequent urge to urinate. UFE uses a particular type of focused ultrasound to target and shrink your fibroids. It works without breaking your skin or damaging the surrounding tissue. For the pros and cons of UFE, consider:

While UFE is the most effective outpatient treatment available for most women, Dr. Bolotin may recommend other treatments for your particular case. Other forms of treatment include:

What’s the Best Treatment for Frequent Urination?

If you’re suffering from frequent urination, seek the guidance of an experienced specialist. Countless women benefit from treatment every year. In fact, researchers estimate that the condition affects more than 40 percent of American women.

Urgent and frequent urination can interfere with your happiest occasions and compromise your quality of life. Dr. Bolotin and his expert team of Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists help you get back your confidence in social situations. Contact the practice today to set up your initial consultation.

Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care
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