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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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What will happen if i got a botox shot in my bladder when its completly healthy (my doc think i have overactive bladder and should get a shot, i dont!

What will happen if i got a botox shot in my bladder when its completly healthy (my doc think i have overactive bladder and should get a shot, i dont!

Accepted treatment : injecting Botox into the bladder is an acceptable treatment for overactive bladder and urinary urgency or urge incontinence. if you are 18 years of age as it states, it's likely that other things may have been tried and failed in regards to therapy, in order for this to be recommended? ...Read more

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How is overactive bladder treated?

How is overactive bladder treated?

Various treatments: Their are a variety of treatments for oab including dietary changes, medications electrical stimulation and others. ...Read more

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What is an overactive bladder and what is the cure i'm convinced I have one?

What is an overactive bladder and what is the cure i'm convinced I have one?

Uncontrolled urine: Over active bladder is a condition in which there is a sudden urge to urinate and you cannot postpone it, you run to bath room and many times urine starts coming out before you have a chance to undress yourself. It is due to sudden contraction of bladder muscles.Diagnosis is confirmed with urodynamics tests.There are many drugs to control it, choice of Botox bladder injections or intertim.Zk. ...Read more

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How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

Number of options: Try bladder retraining: try holding it in. Eventually you can increase capacity and cut down on spasms. Timed voiding. Kegel exercises. Pelvic physical therapy. Intone device. Acupuncture. Medications. Urgent pc device. Interstim device. Botox injections into bladder. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best way to treat overactive bladder?

Different: Usually pills are prescribed to relax the bladder. There are a number of them but all fall in 2 groups: antimuscarinic group and beta 3 adrenergic receptor agonists. Less commonly botox is injected in the bladder wall. Rarely surgery using bowel to enlarge the bladder. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

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

Varied: Bladder retraining, anticholinergic medications, a take-off on acupuncture called posterior tibial nerve stimulation, bladder botox, pelvic floor physical therapy, electrical stimulation and a bladder pacemaker called "interstim" are all established therapies for overactive bladder. Many may be engaged concomitantly for improved results. ...Read more

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Frequent UTIs, overactive bladder. I don't want to take prescription medication for the overactive bladder. I am 63, any suggestions?

Frequent UTIs, overactive bladder. I don't want to take prescription medication for the overactive bladder. I am 63, any suggestions?

Exam is key: Have you been examined? If pelvic floor prolapse is your problem, you could start by doing pelvic floor PT , Kegel exercises or Pilates . Avoid bladder stimulants like nicotine and caffeine. You could see how this works for a few months. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sudden overactive bladder (had it since 2007) and how can I cure it? How exactly does a doctor diagnose this condition?

See a urologist: Oab is diagnosed by history, urinalysis, and urodynamic testing done by a urologist. There are several treatments for this condition to include oral meds, behavioral therapy, nerve stimulators, and recently Botox bladder injections have been approved for use in oab. There however is no real cure. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botox (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Morse
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Overactive Bladder (Definition)

Urinary frequency and urgency that is bothersome. This can also occur with incontinence at times. In other words, if you are going to void more than you think you should and this is bothersome to you, it ...Read more