Urinary Frequency

Urinary Frequency Specialist
Urinary frequency can have a major negative impact on your life. The good news? Urology specialist Ms. Borohov and her team at New York Medicine Doctors can work with you to get urinary frequency issues under control — and address any medical issues that may be the cause.

Urinary Frequency Q & A

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Is there an ideal bladder activity level that signifies a healthy urinary system?

Baseline urine production and bladder habits vary from person to person: What may be considered urinary frequency for you may be normal for someone else. Because of this, Ms. Borohov will focus on any recent — or not so recent if you've been living with this problem for a while — changes to how often you need to "go" each day.

What causes urinary frequency?

Frequent urination is a fairly nonspecific symptom and has a wide range of causes related to:

  • Inflammation of the bladder, which may be due to infection or injury
  • Conditions that increase urine production (diuresis)
  • Diuretic food, drugs, and beverages
  • Neurologic dysfunction
  • Mechanical pressure on the bladder, which may be due to pelvic muscle dysfunction, organ prolapse, tumor growth, or normal pregnancy

Ms. Borohov may diagnose you with one or more of the following specific conditions that cause urinary frequency — or refer you to another specialist for a diagnosis if necessary:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Bladder inflammation
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • Overactive bladder
  • Diabetes
  • Pelvic floor weakness

What other symptoms are associated with urinary frequency?

When present, these symptoms can help narrow the cause, especially in the case of urologic diseases:

  • Changes in urine color or quality, such cloudiness or a foul odor
  • Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence)
  • Difficulty urinating or emptying your bladder fully
  • Pain, discomfort, or a burning sensation during urination

What is an "overactive" bladder?

Following your evaluation for frequent urination, Ms. Borohov may diagnose you with a condition called overactive bladder. Besides increased urination, patients with overactive bladder may experience sudden strong urges to urinate, as well as unintentional urine leakage following this sensation. Severe overactive bladder may also cause urinary incontinence.

Luckily for today's overactive bladder patients, standard treatment for this condition involves minimally invasive care. One popular first-line, no-complication treatment is Kegel exercises. Ms. Borohov may teach you how to do Kegels using biofeedback techniques. While not completely free from side effects, some medications may also address your needs.

If you think you may be dealing with overactive bladder and want to know more about Ms. Borohov's strategies for its management, book your appointment online today.

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