Can Urinary Frequency and Urgency Be Cured?

Is urinary frequency and urgency causing you lifestyle distress? With average fluid intake, you should not have urinary frequency or urgency. Urgency is characterized by the feeling of the need to pass urine.  If urinary frequency and urgency is affecting your quality of life, you’re probably anxious to find out if it can be cured.   

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary frequency and urgency is often caused by a bladder infection.  However, in cases where an infection is ruled out, these symptoms are probably due to contact vulvar dermatitis in the vestibule or a secondary symptom of vulvodynia. 

The vestibule is the area around the opening of the vagina. The urethral meatus is the opening of the urethra which is located in the anterior vestibule. If the vestibule is irritated, it can stimulate the urethral meatus and contribute to urinary frequency & urgency. 

Contact dermatitis in the vestibule can occur when the secretions from an altered vaginal microflora irritate the vestibule or from external products with irritants.  An altered vaginal microflora pattern is the result of an overgrowth of ‘bad’ bacteria in the vagina. 

Can Urinary Frequency and Urgency Be Cured?

When these symptoms are caused by an altered vaginal microflora pattern it can be cured by restoring balance to the vaginal milieu. If it is caused by external irritants it can be fixed by using neutral, hypocontactant products.

An altered vaginal microflora pattern can be diagnosed with the help of a vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test.  The VFA test was developed by Dr. R. Stuart Fowler of Fowler GYN International.  

The VFA test provides a comprehensive analysis of the vaginal constituents because it identifies the quantity and characteristics of the microbes present in the vagina.  

If an altered vaginal microflora pattern is detected with the VFA test, a customized treatment protocol is designed to restore balance to the vaginal microbiome. Restoring normality to the vaginal ecosystem will resolve symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency and considerably improve quality of life. 

Are you struggling with chronic urinary frequency & urgency? Contact Fowler GYN International (FGI), Phoenix, AZ, for a consultation. Dr. Fowler is an Emeritus Consultant in Gynecology at Mayo Clinic. He is board-certified in Gynecology and created this organization to handle difficult cases.

You can reach them at, or by calling (480) 420-4001.  

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