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why does a bladder become an overactive bladder?

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Dr. Erik Goluboff
Urology 31 years experience
Many reasons: Bladders can become overactive because they are blocked, as from a large prostate or scar tissue in the urethra. They can also become overactive from neurologic causes such as stroke or spinal cord injury. Some medications can also cause this. Sometimes, no cause can be found.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What could cause an overactive bladder?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Busy Bladder: An "overactive" bladder is a term used to describe frequent urination which can be due to many causes. Some can be related to neurological issues, metabolic issues, obstructive issues or infections. If you have no physiologic or physical issues it could also be a "perceived" issue and more psychosomatic. Most commonly it is infection in a woman and a simple urine test at your doctor can check.
A 41-year-old member asked:

My doctor told me I have overactive bladder. What are my options?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Many: There are a number of therapeis for overactive bladder. Proper diagnosis is critical - making sure there is no evidence of infection or other more worrisome problems. A simple ua and urine culture can assist with the elimination of these issues. Kegel exercises, bladder training, pelvic floor rehabilitation, behavoral changes and medication all can be helpful. If symptoms persist - follow up.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor do I see for help for an overactive bladder?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Start with PCP: You can start with your primary care provider or ob/gyn. If initial therapies are unsuccessful then further investigation may be warranted. A specialist such as a urologist or urogynecologist may be necessary. Further investigation may include urodynamic studies, cystoscopy, imaging studies and laboratory investigation such as a urine cytology.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How is overactive bladder treated?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Medications: Certain medications with anticholinergic effect can relax bladder smooth muscles and help oab.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Treat UTI if present: Exclude caffeine from diet. Try prelief to alkalinize urine. See your dr. For prescription for an anticholinergic medication such as oxybutinin er, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc.

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