Urinary urgency is characterized by an urgency with a non-infectious cause. Here’s how it happens.
The urethra (the tube that connects the bladder to the outside), opens into the vestibule, which is the area at the opening of the vagina. If there is an irritation in the vestibule it can affect the urethra, and create an urge to urinate. So while the symptoms may be similar to those of an infection, the problem is caused by an irritant in the vestibule.
Cases of chronic urinary urgency in which an infection is not present should be evaluated further, as the condition may be the result of an altered vaginal microflora. A disruption in the vaginal ecosystem can cause harmful bacteria to multiply, and the resulting vaginal secretions can irritate the vestibule.
How can I treat chronic urinary urgency?
If urinary urgency is being caused by an altered vaginal microflora, the condition can be treated by restoring balance to the vaginal milieu.
Fowler GYN International has developed an advanced diagnostic tool known as the vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test, to identify altered vaginal microflora patterns. If the VFA test confirms that an altered vaginal microflora is present, FGI will formulate a customized treatment protocol to restore balance.
Do you need treatment for chronic urinary urgency?
Contact the experts in vaginal health at Fowler GYN International (FGI) for a consultation.
You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.