Frequent urination is one of the items that may affect a patient, amongst the collection of endometriosis symptoms. The name describes the situation well, as it is simply a case where the person needs to let out urine more frequently than is normal. In many situations it is associated with other conditions, including polyuria (excessive production of urine), but this is not always the case.
Some of the medical causes that may lead to frequent urination are mentioned on this page. Do keep in mind that this list is nowhere near to complete.
Urinary tract infection
Such an infection is often referred to as a UTI. The most common reason for it to occur is infection by E. coli, a bacteria. Usually, bacteria is not found in the urine. If bacteria gets into the patient's bladder or either kidney, its count may build up in the urine, leading to an infection. A burning sensation while urinating is a symptom that is frequently noticed in people with this illness. Having the urge to urinate is another possibility. There are also many other possible symptoms.
When a UTI affects the bladder, it is known as cystitis. In cases in which a kidney is impacted, the condition is known as pyelonephritis. If the bladder is infected and there are no complications, then a doctor may simply recommend a brief course of antibiotics. Cases involving kidneys might require more a greater level of treatment.
In this situation, the person has an urge to urinate, and may have other symptoms, like needing to go at night. However, the symptoms that are involved may extend into what is seen in other conditions, for instance, in interstitial cystitis. There is dispute over how to define overactive bladder.
How overactive bladder develops in a person is currently unknown. There may be more than one underlying medical reason behind the condition. Estimates on how common overactive bladder is may vary, but according to at least one guess, it may be found in around one out of twelve people. For those who do have the condition, ther are various methods of treating it. Not ingesting caffeine is a possibility, as is limiting the amounts of fluid. Both medications and medical devices may be used in some cases. In some situations, retraining the bladder may be a possibility.
Return to the home page to read information on other endometriosis symptoms.