This is a good question. It is very important that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor
to discuss your symptoms and have a full history and physical. Your doctor will likely order testing such as a urine dip and culture and possibly some blood work. Depending on what your doctor discovers during your exam, he or she may also order imaging, such as an ultrasound
. Urinary frequency can be caused by multiple conditions. One of the most common causes of frequency is a urinary tract infection, but this is usually accompanied by pain when urinating as well as lower abdominal pain
and sometimes fever. Pregnancy can also cause increase in urination so if you are sexually active and have had any change in your periods your doctor will likely do a pregnancy test. One of the first symptoms of diabetes in many people is an increase in urination. This is usually accompanied by an increase in thirst and often weight loss. Another possibility is that there is something pushing on your bladder, such as fecal matter if you are constipated, or a tumor of the uterus, ovary, etc. Again, it is very important to see your doctor, and in the meantime, try cutting back on the soda as caffeine can cause an increase in urination.