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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I'm on nitrofurantoin for a bladder infection since Wed and am not getting better. I have severe lower back pain, nausea, vomited once, frequent urination without bladder sensitivity, headaches, full body pain/sensitivity/tenderness, tingling in my feet a

I'm on nitrofurantoin for a bladder infection since Wed and am not getting better. I have severe lower back pain, nausea, vomited once, frequent urination without bladder sensitivity, headaches, full body pain/sensitivity/tenderness, tingling in my feet a

Consider the ER: if nitrofurantoin were going to work for you, I would think that you should have some improvement by now. It may be that the bacteria causing your UTI are not sensitive to that antibiotic. If your lower back pain is that severe, I would consider calling your doctor or going to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tactile sensitivity since birth, increasing with age; strong startle response to tactile stimuli; gradual loss of bladder control. Are these related?

Tactile sensitivity since birth, increasing with age; strong startle response to tactile stimuli; gradual loss of bladder control. Are these related?

Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen by a neurologist and be evaluated in detail. This is grossly abnormal and must be addressed by an expert with full access to prior medical records, history, physical exam and probably some testing. Please go soon because neurological damages respond best when addressed early. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I used to have reoccurring utis, was on endep 10 as my bladder felt sensitive. I'm having that uncomfortable feeling again and sensitivity. Uti?

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I used to have reoccurring utis, was on endep 10 as my bladder felt sensitive. I'm having that uncomfortable feeling again and sensitivity. Uti?

Be re-evaluated...: Endep 10 is an anti-depressant - not antibiotics. To unveil the myth behind your recurrent urinary symptoms, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc so to reach best possible diagnosis for most reasonable treatment/ care / counseling. So, return to your doc for re-evaluation & modification of care. ...Read more

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RLQ pain/tenderness for 10 days now, it's bearable but annoying. Sometimes moves to side of my body. Tends to be worse when I have a full bladder. ?

RLQ pain/tenderness for 10 days now, it's bearable but annoying. Sometimes moves to side of my body. Tends to be worse when I have a full bladder. ?

Further evaluation: You should have imaging of your bladder and possibly your kidney done. It could be an infection and/or a kidney stone causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease and blood tests?

Hida scan: The normal tests for abdominal pain in the right upper abdomen can include a sonogram and a ct scan. A hida scan with an ejection fraction will evaluate the function of the gallbladder. I will refer patients to a gastroenterologist, as well, for evaluation of the stomach for ulcer disease, gastric reflux and other stomach problems. ...Read more

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I have just very little urine and pressure on my bladder. I also have tenderness in my lower abdomen. Could this be a uti?

I have just very little urine and pressure on my bladder. I also have tenderness in my lower abdomen. Could this be a uti?

Yes: Infection of the bladder can give someone several symptoms including need to void frequently, urgency and burning on urination. The person may think they may very little urine coming out because the bladder is irritated and giving you the false urge to urinate before the bladder capacity is reached, so very little urine comes out each time to urinate. ...Read more