Radiation therapy to the pelvis, which is used to treat certain cancers
Stroke and other brain or nervous system diseases
Tumor or growth in the pelvis
Follow the advice of your health care provider to treat the cause of the problem. It may help to write down the times when you urinate and the amount of urine you produce. Bring this record to your visit with the health care provider.
In some cases, you may have problems controlling urine (incontinence) for a period of time. You may need to take steps to protect your clothing and bedding.
For nighttime urination, avoid drinking too much fluid before going to bed. Cut down on the amount of liquids you drink that contain alcohol or caffeine.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider right away if:
You have fever, back or side pain, vomiting, or shaking chills
You have increased thirst or appetite, fatigue, or sudden weight loss
Also call your health care provider if:
You have urinary frequency or urgency, but you are not pregnant and you are not drinking large amounts of fluid.
You have incontinence or you have changed your lifestyle because of your symptoms.
You have bloody or cloudy urine.
There is a discharge from the penis or vagina.
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
Your health care provider will take a medical history and do a physical exam.