Urinary issues are embarrassing and uncomfortable for many men. If you’re dealing with problems like increased urinary frequency, don’t suffer needlessly. The Y Factor — the Greater Houston area’s leading reproductive medicine and urology practice — has convenient locations in Houston, Tomball, and Webster, Texas. Book your appointment with Russel Williams, MD, and the team by calling the office today.
Several different problems and conditions can lead to increased urinary frequency or other urinary issues, including:
Overactive bladder, which is typically caused by bladder wall irritation or nerve dysfunction, is a common reason for increased urinary frequency.
Prostate problems, including prostate inflammation, prostate infection, or an enlarged prostate, can lead to increased urinary frequency. Another prostate problem causing increased urinary frequency is outflow obstruction, in which your prostate gland blocks your urethra, the tube through which urine travels.
Urethral tube narrowing, known as strictures, prevents normal urine flow and can make you feel like you always need to urinate. Strictures can also cause spraying, dribbling, and other urinary issues.
When your kidneys can’t retain fluid in the filtration process, it causes urine overproduction that can lead to increased urinary frequency. Often, filtration problems occur with diabetes, hormonal abnormalities, or the use of certain medications.
Urinary issues can be tied to any part of your reproductive and urologic systems, so it’s important to see The Y Factor team as soon as possible to get answers.
The Y Factor team takes a comprehensive personal and family health history and considers your symptoms to determine which tests can best help with urinary issue diagnosis.
You’ll typically need a prostate exam, laboratory cultures, ultrasound, and possibly a minimally invasive scope examination to diagnose the underlying cause of your urinary issues. You may need a 24-hour urine collection if it appears your urinary issues started with kidney problems.
There are several treatment options for urinary issues, including oral medication and surgical procedures.
Urethral dilation is an in-office procedure that relieves symptoms caused by urethral strictures or obstructions. Because strictures narrow your urethra, the dilation procedure uses a tube to widen it again gently. The process is comfortable because you’ll receive pain medication and nitrous oxide sedation.
Other in-office surgical options using water vapor mist may also be available. Some prostate surgeries require hospitalization, although you can often go home the same day.
The Y Factor team can help you fight urinary issues very effectively. Book your appointment by calling the office nearest you.