While frequent urination before menstruation is a common sign, there is need to understand that this symptom occurs in many other healthy conditions. Before you jump into conclusion about the condition being a regular phenomenon before menstruation, you need to consider that it can still indicate other health conditions and disorders. Frequent urination could indicate a condition like a urinary tract infection or as serious as a spinal injury. It may also signify a deep-rooted condition as Parkinson’s disease.
In women, gynecological conditions like pregnancy, menopause, and menstruation may also manifest with symptoms such as frequent urination. Premenstrual syndrome also referred to as premenstrual tension manifests with a set of behavioral, emotional, and physical signs and symptoms. Such symptoms can cause a lot of discomfort to women. The symptoms occur mainly in the latter phase of menstruation cycle around 7 to 10 days before the onset of menstruation.
The symptoms usually subside as uterine shedding phase commences. The bleeding that women experience during menstruation is what is referred to as periods. The change in hormone is one reason that brings about the many symptoms at this time. In the luteal phase of menstrual cycle, growth of a temporary structure referred to as corpus luteum occurs on the ovarian follicle, and large amount of progesterone is produced with small quantities of estrogen. This in turn affects the level of other hormones particularly those, which are referred to as neurochemicals including beta-endorphins and serotonin.
The function of neurochemicals is to help in regulating emotions, mood, and behavior. Besides, the changes in hormone also give rise to other physical symptoms, which include cramping, tenderness of breasts, bloating, and increment in the frequency of urinating. This means that frequent urination is among the signs of premenstrual syndrome-PMS.
Nonetheless, this frequent urination is as common as some other signs and symptoms such as headache, bloating, breast tenderness, abdominal cramps, constipation, cyclic ache, and muscle pain. It is therefore normal for women to urinate a lot before periods. During this time, the body tends to retain more body fluids like blood and water.
When uterus begins to enlarge, it could put pressure on bladder also making one feel like urinating more often. Some women will have increased water retention as well as bloating prior to their periods something that increases the amount of urine they release during menstruation. Progesterone hormone, which is synthesized in large amounts at this time, retains water in body so that when a female becomes pregnant, the body is ready to maintain the placenta.
On the other hand, if the female does not become pregnant, and progesterone levels drop, the extra fluid that had been retained will begin to be released thus causing more frequent urination. There are other causes of frequent urination in women such as urinary tract infection. This is the most common culprit followed by possibility of pregnancy and urinary incontinence. Nerve injuries, onset of menopause, weakness of the bladder muscles, diseases and injuries of the spinal cord, diabetes, and increased consumption of caffeine may also trigger more peeing.