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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
23 years in practice
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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
23 years in practice
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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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Overactive Bladder (Definition)

Overactive bladder is a condition consisting of the frequent and urgent desire to urinate, including urinating at night, and occurring more than eight times a day. It may feature urge incontinence, which is the uncontrolled urination while feeling ...Read more


Dr. Scott Beard
Board Certified, Urogynecology
20 years in practice
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I have an overactive bladder. None of the of pills I've taken helped. I'm thinking about getting botox in my bladder. Would this surgery be benefical?

Dr. Scott Beard
Board Certified, Urogynecology
20 years in practice
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Did u change: Diet? Stop caffiene and citrus. Avoid water pills/diuretics. Botox can work but has complications amd will have to be repeated. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Louie
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Can you tell me if there is something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

Dr. Michael Louie
Board Certified, Urology
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Can you tell me if there is something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

Yes: You can either avoid alcohol for about a month, drink plenty of water, and perhaps your bladder will regain its lining. Medication: OTC urinary bladder infection medications like AZO. Another option is to take anticholinergics such as oxybutynin or tolterodine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Are there any vaginal exercises i can do to help with an overactive bladder?

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Are there any vaginal exercises i can do to help with an overactive bladder?

Biofeedback, Kegels: Vaginal exercises are more likely to benefit stress incontinence but may help a little with urge incontinence or overactive bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Stephen Chinn
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Can you suggest something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

Dr. Stephen Chinn
Board Certified, Urology
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Can you suggest something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

EtOH = diuretic: Since alcohal is a diuretic and accelerates urine production, it is logical that you should avoid alcohal if you have an "overactive" bladder. Plus, there is a lot of data coming out now that should dispel the the current recommendation that alittle bit of alcohal (eg a glass or two of wine daily) is beneficial - in fact, we should all probably avoid alcohal completely. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Interested to know how does water help an overactive bladder?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Interested to know how does water help an overactive bladder?

Doesn't really: While drinking water is good for your kidneys and overall health, it has no particular effect on an overactive bladder other than exaggerating bladder symptoms due to increasing bladder activity ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Morse
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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What natural methods can I use to help control an overactive bladder?

Dr. Abraham Morse
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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What natural methods can I use to help control an overactive bladder?

Pelvic or Kegel exer: Exercises can be helpful when struggling with overactive bladder. A behavioral method called bladder retraining drills can also be very effective. Ask your primary doctor or a gynecologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What kind of doctor do I see for help for an overactive bladder?

Dr. Earle Pescatore
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What kind of doctor do I see for help for an overactive bladder?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Subhasish Bose
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
12 years in practice
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Q1: Does weight lifting and heavy training help in reducing uric acid? Q2: Is there a correlation between overactive-bladder and high uric acid?

Dr. Subhasish Bose
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
12 years in practice
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Q1: Does weight lifting and heavy training help in reducing uric acid?

Q2: Is there a correlation between overactive-bladder and high uric acid?

Uric acid: Weight lifting does not have any direct significant influence on Uric acid level. No correlation between overactive bladder and Uric acid level. ...Read more

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