Question: My husband has been
having the feeling that he has to urinate all the time. This is accompanied
by a low pressure stream, dripping throughout the day and pain at
the end of his penis. We went to an urologist who checked his prostate
and said that was fine and said that he could not see anything wrong
and to come back in three weeks if it was not better. This seems too
long to wait and he is very uncomfortable. He also went to our family
Dr. who ruled out a urinary track infection. Do you have any suggestions
as to what may be going on? Beth
Answer: Dear Beth,
The common causes for urinary
problems are urinary tract infections and prostate inflammation which
have been checked by your doctor.
Increased urination can sometimes
be a symptom of diabetes and is usually accompanied by:
- Increased thirst
- Weight loss in spite of increased appetite
Urine testing is usually helpful
to diagnose urinary system disorders. The following are usually checked:
- Glucose, a sign of diabetes
or other diseases.
- Protein, a sign of kidney damage, or nephropathy.
- White blood cells, a sign of urinary tract infection.