Frequent urination could be a warning sign of several things. If you notice you’re peeing more often or if you have pain with urination, it’s important that you get an accurate diagnosis.
At Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic, our experienced medical team provides on-site diagnostic services to identify the cause of frequent urination. You can visit the clinic without an appointment on a walk-in basis.
Our providers can also customize a care plan to relieve your urination issues immediately, so you can return to your usual routine.
Causes of frequent urination
You may be peeing more often than usual because of a urinary tract infection (UTI). This type of infection develops when bacteria enter your body and settle into your bladder, urethra, or other parts of your urinary tract.
UTIs occur in both men and women, but women are more likely to get the infection because of their shorter urinary tract. If you wipe back to front after using the bathroom, you can easily move bacteria into the tract. Men may be at a higher risk for a UTI if they have an enlarged prostate.
Another cause of frequent urination in women can occur when there’s weakness in the pelvic floor muscles that hold your bladder and other organs in place. Weak muscles can trigger urinary incontinence, which causes sudden urges to urinate, difficulties making it to the bathroom in time, and peeing more often.
Additionally, frequent urination can be the result of:
- Catheter use
- Kidney stones
- Bladder disease
- Immune system dysfunction
You may have to take medications to treat existing health issues that increase urine production.
Getting diagnostic answers
The diagnostic tests our medical team uses can determine what’s causing your urination changes. They provide comprehensive physical exams and review your symptoms.
Our team can also order a urinalysis to check for signs of infection and other urinary conditions. If you have pelvic pain or other symptoms of kidney stones, you may need an ultrasound to confirm your diagnosis.
We provide customized treatment plans to alleviate frequent urination, pain, and other symptoms you have. Our team prescribes an antibiotic to clear the infection if you have a UTI. If you have kidney stones, bladder disease, or another condition, we can treat your symptoms and may refer you to a specialist for additional care.
Don’t let embarrassment delay your diagnosis
Some people are embarrassed to talk about their frequent or sudden urges to urinate. However, an accurate and prompt diagnosis is important to ensure you get the treatment you need.
For instance, if you have a UTI, the infection can spread outside of your urinary tract if you don’t treat it in time. Spreading infections can be more difficult to treat, increasing your risk for serious complications.
If you have kidney stones or another urinary tract condition, delaying treatment can worsen pain and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Our physicians recommend that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation or visit the office as a walk-in as soon as you notice changes in your urinary habits. You can start feeling better with the right treatment and protect yourself from further health issues.
Call the Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic near you to schedule an evaluation for frequent urination, book an appointment online, or stop by the clinic for immediate medical attention.