Feel like you spend more time in the bathroom than you do out of it? Frequent urination is a symptom no pregnant woman enjoys especially when it breaks up the sleep you really need right now Fortunately, this pressure is often relieved once the uterus rises into your abdominal cavity during the second trimester, although you may not notice much relief.
Interviewer: You're getting older and you're noticing that you're peeing more during the day, during the night. Is this normal? That's coming up next on The Scope.
Frequent urination is an inconvenient condition that can affect both men and women. It is sometimes called overactive bladder or urgent urination. When this condition happens at night, it is called nocturia. Frequent urination can be a main problem, or the symptom of another problem.
Or maybe it was the fourth time during the flight you turned to the increasingly annoyed woman in the aisle row and asked her to put down her paperback, get up, and let you through. At some point, you may have wondered: When does peeing often become become not just an annoyance but a sign of a medical problem? Answers can be surprisingly difficult to come by.
By Jamie H. Chao, MDMay 16, Some people with this medical condition may have frequent or sudden urges to urinate.
See a health care professional if you have symptoms of a bladder problem, such as trouble urinating, a loss of bladder control, waking to use the bathroom, pelvic pain, or leaking urine. Bladder problems can affect your quality of life and cause other health problems. Your doctor may be able to help you treat your UI by recommending a lifestyle change or a change in how much medicine you normally take. These symptoms can signal a serious health problem, including inflammation of the bladder, also called cystitisor even bladder cancer.
Or, an hour after making a pit stop on a road trip, you find yourself needing to pull over at another gas station. Your bladder can be a sensitive beast, experts say. But the truth is, some people just have a different anatomy and a smaller bladder, or their body makes more urine than others.