Frequent Urination Specialist

Helen Hsieh, MD -  - Gynecologist

Advanced Women Health

Helen Hsieh, MD

Gynecologist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Flushing, NY

Frequent urination is a condition that affects about 40% of all women at some point in their lives. Helen Hsieh, MD, of Advanced Women Health in Flushing, New York, is an experienced gynecologist who diagnoses and treats the various causes and symptoms women with frequent urination problems deal with. If you suffer from the symptoms of frequent urination, know you’re not alone and that you can get relief. Call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Hsieh using the online booking system.

Frequent Urination Q & A

What is frequent urination?

When you need to urinate more than eight times in a day, you may be experiencing problems associated with frequent urination. Frequent urination is also commonly referred to as “overactive bladder.”

The best way to treat this problem is to determine its underlying cause. Dr. Hsieh is a gynecologist with 24 years of experience treating women’s health issues, so she knows what to look for and what questions to ask to determine what could be causing symptoms of frequent urination.

What causes frequent urination?

Several different underlying conditions may be causing your need to urinate more than usual. One of the most common causes is a urinary tract infection (UTI). When you have a UTI, you may experience painful or frequent urination.

Other causes of frequent urination include:

  • Changes to the structure of your urinary system during pregnancy
  • Chronic medical problems like diabetes
  • Overactive bladder muscles
  • Injuries
  • Nerve and muscle conditions
  • Excess body weight
  • Bladder stones
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Consuming excessive amounts of caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol

What are the symptoms of frequent urination?

With frequent urination, you may feel a sudden urge to urinate, or you may lose control of your bladder. Some women feel like their bladder is extremely full and uncomfortable.

Aside from feeling the urge to urinate more than usual, your symptoms will vary depending on the underlying cause of your condition. UTIs may cause painful, burning symptoms before and during urination.

Overactive bladder symptoms aren’t usually painful, but may be annoying or embarrassing, as you can leak urine, or be unable to get to a bathroom quickly enough. Some women have to get up multiple times a night to use the bathroom, interrupting their sleep.

How is frequent urination treated?

Once Dr. Hsieh determines what’s causing your need to urinate so often, she prescribes the most effective treatment for that condition. If a UTI is causing your symptoms, you probably need to take an antibiotic to cure the infection. If you have a chronic underlying condition, Dr. Hsieh works with you to treat it with the appropriate medications and other therapies, including ThermiVa® radiofrequency (RF) treatments.

ThermiVa is a noninvasive way to help control frequent urination by gently heating vaginal tissue with RF energy. Over time, this causes the tissue to tighten and may help improve symptoms of mild urinary incontinence and overactive bladder.

If your diet is contributing to the symptoms of frequent urination, Dr. Hsieh works with you to eliminate the foods or drinks that could be making symptoms worse. Additionally, if you have weakened bladder or pelvic muscles, Dr. Hsieh recommends the best course of treatment.

Once you address the underlying causes of frequent urination, you should find relief from the symptoms, too. You don’t have to live with this inconvenient and embarrassing problem. Call or schedule a consultation today using the online booking system.