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what meds are good for bladder control?

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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 26 years experience
Quite a few: The class of medication referred to as antimuscarinics (eg. Ditropan, detrol, vesicare, (solifenacin) enablex, santura, and tovias) are usually quite effective in controlling urinary frequency, urgency, and urge urinary incontinence in women. Men may also need these medications, but their lower urinary symptoms are more commonly associated with bph, and therefore require alternate or additional treatment.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Why might someone have poor bladder control at a young age?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Depends: There are lost of reasons for this mandy. How old is young? Boy or girl? Is this only at night or night and day? Are they having accidents, frequency, urgency, all ofmthe above? Any urinary infections? Is this person pooping every day?
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it common for pseudoseizures to cause a lose of bladder control?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry 30 years experience
No: Loss of bladder or bowel control is one way that physicians distinguish between a true epileptic seizure and a pseudoseizure. However, underlying psychological stresses that lead to pseudoseizures could be severe enough to cause this as well. A physical exam from your physician could help determine if you have a worsening seizure disorder, urologic problem, or psychological condition.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can leaving a tampon too long cause loss of bladder control?

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Dr. Anne Wiskind
Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Leaving a tampon in too long is unlikely to cause loss of bladder control unless it causes a vaginal or bladder infection, which can increase your loss of bladder control. We actually recommend using a tampon during exercise as a way to prevent exercise induced bladder leakage, as a tampon can support the bladder neck.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Why causes sudden loss of bladder control?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Sudden loss of urine: Sudden loss of urine may be caused by overactive bladder or by poor support of the bladder with leaking with stress activities such as cough, laughing, etc. Over active bladder may be caused by foods, medications, lack of estrogen, infection, incomplete emptying, etc. Leaking with stress is most often associated with a history of childbirth. It can however be a result of aging.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do to improve bladder control?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
See a urologist.: If you are having urinary symptoms or bladder control issues, it is important to see if there is an identifiable cause. Urologists are experienced with the causes of urinary urgency, frequency, weak stream, or leakage, and can offer effective treatments to decrease urinary bother. I recommend going to the doctor with a 2-day bladder diary; note when and how much you drink, void, and leak.

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