Frequent urination in men is one of the most common problems associated with urogenital system. At first glance the question is quite clear, however, there are persistent misconceptions. The first is that frequent urination is not a pathology and normal if there are not any unpleasant symptoms, such as pain, burning sensation, high temperature etc. According to the second misconception, any increase in the daily volume of urine is a sign of disease. It should be noted that both statements are wrong.
This issue is crucial to the set of the factors relevant to the problem. First of all, how many urinations should be considered as frequent. For example, if a man who earlier didn’t urinate at night, but now he takes a piss twice during the night – this is frequent. For another men the same figure is familiar and normal. Here we should mention whether there any changes in the quality of the process. Perhaps, a man has a sense of unemptied bladder after the same two urges to urinate per night, or he has a lot of urges to urinate, but he can’t take a pee. In a word, everything must be considered in this issue. Possible causes:
- increased fluid intake (for example, in thirst, disease, etc.);
- the use of diuretic drinks and products with this effect;
- neurological disorders;
- prostate cancer etc.
If desire to urinate is connected with specific diseases, along with them, there will be other symptoms such as pain, change in the quality of urine, blood impurities, discharges from the urethra, increased body temperature, etc. In other cases, when the problem is associated with the defined (not pathological) conditions, it will has temporary character and will pass on its own, as only the negative factors will disappear.
Frequent urination in men may be a sign of cystitis. This disease is an inflammatory process in the bladder. Different microorganisms such as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa or Escherichia coli, staphylococcus, fungus Candida which got in the bladder from urethra, seminal vesicles or inflamed kidneys can cause this illness. Most often, the spread of the infection is carried out precisely on the upward path. Therefore, cystitis is often a complication of other infectious diseases that occurred in organs of the urogenital system. At the initial stage of development, cystitis in men is asymptomatic. Men may experience frequent urination without pain, but with a sense of dissatisfaction after the process. Then other signs appear:
- frequent urination during the day, drawing groin pain;
- cutting pain when urinating;
- the impurities of the blood and mucus in the urine;
- increased body temperature.
It should be noted that risk of cystitis in men is negligible if a man has a normal immune system. If the disease still occurred, you should figure out what causes for lower immunity and internal pathologies that led to cystitis.
Every third man of middle age faces this problem. Frequent urinations in men at night and during the day can be associated with this disease. Prostate inflammation occurs as a result of entry into to it pathogenic microflora. The source can become any infectious disease, proceeding within the genitourinary system, as well as a hotbed of inflammation in other systems, contributing to the spread of pathogenic organisms in blood flow and lymph. The pathogen can get into the gland through the urethra channel and during any form of sexual contact. Splash of pathogenic activity can provoke external influences. Due to a wide range of reasons for this illness, the prevalence of the given disease is quite logical. Prostatitis can be acute or chronic. Its symptoms can vary depending on the form of the disease, the individual characteristics of the organism, concomitant diseases, etc. The most common symptoms of prostatitis include:
- frequent urination in males without pain during urination and sexual intercourse;
- painful frequent urination in males at night;
- frequent urination during the day, a sense of unemptied bladder (like cystitis);
- burning sensation in the urethra;
- ache in the perineum, particularly after tension;
- scarce purulent discharges from the penis;
- sexual dysfunction, decreased fertility.
In acute prostatitis, there has been a significant increase in body temperature and signs of intoxication. Self-medication with prostatitis is not recommended, because the disease classification is rather difficult, and treatment is in direct dependence on a particular case for definite form of the disease. Diagnosis of prostatitis is carried out using a variety of procedures. In addition to the survey and analysis of the patient’s condition, research of gland, ultrasound, laboratory testing are carried out. The latter allows establishing the form and type of disease.
Treatment of prostatitis is a difficult task. This disease requires an individual approach. The same tools can be as effective as possible in one case or totally useless in another case. And here is another argument in favour of the failure of self-treatment. To choose the means to fight prostatitis, is like leave things to chance and this approach is inappropriate for the health. Timely treatment and detailed diagnostics are the most reliable way to solve this problem.