Bladder issues are a common complaint among women. Whether it is an increased frequency, UTI infections, or urinary incontinence, bladder problems should never be ignored. The body is a dynamic machine that has thousands of working parts, each depending on the others for proper function. Issues with the bladder not only indicate a problem with your urinary system, but they can also signify that another system of the body is not working well. The following bladder symptoms should never be ignored, and if you are experiencing any of them, please contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
- Burning or pain while urinating
- If you experience any type of burning, pain, or discomfort while emptying your bladder, it is important that you bring this to the attention of your doctor. These symptoms are common signs of a bladder infection. Your bladder is designed to hold and then release fluids on a regular basis, but it should never be painful.
- Increased frequency in urinating
- One of the most common signs of a bladder issue is an increased frequency in how often you need to empty your bladder. Urinating more because you have consumed a large amount of fluids is understandable. However, if your increased frequency cannot be linked to drinking more than normal, it is important to bring this symptom to your doctor’s attention.
- Change in color or smell
- A well-hydrated body will expel lightly colored urine that has little to no scent. A body that is dehydrated will expel dark urine that have a very strong smell. Certain supplements, vitamins, and medications can change the color of your urine, and this should be addressed by your physician. However, if you notice that your urine has a pink or red hue, it is imperative that you see your doctor as soon as possible. Blood in the urine needs to be investigated and treated for infection.
- After pregnancy and giving birth, many women find that they have a slight loss of urinary control. However, there are other times when urinary incontinence leaves women embarrassed and their lives disrupted. Stress incontinence and urge incontinence must both be diagnosed and treated by your physician for effective treatment.
At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A., our team of gynecologists and OB-GYNs specialize in women’s concerns. If you are troubled by bladder issues, please contact us today.