Identifying the underlying causes of urinary frequency

If the frequency of urination becomes bothersome for you, then it may be time to visit your doctor to get the problem checked out. Sometimes it may be a sign that a urinary infection is present, but that’s not always the case, therefore a  proper diagnosis must be made to determine the exact causes of urinary frequency.

What causes urinary frequency?

In some cases, urinary frequency can be caused by an irritation in the urethra, which is the tube through which urine passes out of the body. Irritation in the tissues surrounding the opening of the urethra often triggers a reaction in the urethra that results in the urge to urinate.

Dr. R. Stuart Fowler of the Fowler Gyn International, FGI, has carried out many years of research into the causes for irritation in the tissues surrounding the urethral opening, and has identified numerous factors that can cause irritation. Any one of these factors can sensitize this tissue by causing contact dermatitis.

External factors that often trigger contact dermatitis can come from diverse sources. This includes irritants in common hygiene products such as soaps, body rinses, shampoo, conditioners, toilet paper, detergents, fabric softeners, and anti-cling agents. Internal factors relate to the different constituents that populate the vagina, namely the micro-flora.

The vagina contains a mix of good and bad bacteria, which is normally dominated by the lactobacillus or good bacteria. However, there are times when an imbalance occurs, causing an increase in bad bacteria. This shift usually results in abnormal vaginal secretions known as altered vaginal micro-flora patterns that not only bathe the vagina but also the tissues surrounding the opening of the vagina where irritation results in urinary frequency and urgency in the absence of a bladder infection.


In order to combat the external factors that cause urinary frequency, FGI has developed a range of hypoallergenic skin care products, known as the FeminaRx Pure Skin Care Collection. Treating internal factors involves the use of vaginal rejuvenate therapy, to restore the vaginal micro-flora. Use of both approaches  is required in order to hope for good results.

You may contact FGI to learn more about the causes and treatment of urinary frequency. Give them a call at 480-420-4001, or visit

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