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Doctor insights on: Can Cranberry Supplements Help An Overactive Bladder

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Does cranberry supplements clear up a bladder infection?

Does cranberry supplements clear up a bladder infection?

In theory...: The idea is, there are elements in cranberry juice which make it difficult for bacteria to adhere to the urinary tract, thereby making it easier to clear out. ...Read more

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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Can you suggest something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

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

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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Interested to know how does water help an overactive bladder?

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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How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

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. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Possibly: The more important issue is that the same symptoms associated with oab (overactive bladder), could be caused by other more ominous problems, such as infection, calculi or tumor. It is always wise to have significant oab assessed. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder be cured if your very young?

Overactive bladder: Yes. It begins with behavior modification and diet. Watch what you drink and how much and when. Stop fluid intake at 6 or 7 pm. Limit caffeine intake. ...Read more

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Can you suggest medicine for overactive bladder? Plz...

Can you suggest medicine for overactive bladder? Plz...

Same as urge leakage: Overactive bladder is prelude to urge incontinence. As such your doctor can offer you any number of antimuscarinics such as oxybutynin. However, they're all reasonably effective w/o any particular one being significantly better than another. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2012/06/whats-best-medicine-to-treat-urinary. Html for recent study looking at this class of medications. ...Read more

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Could an overactive bladder be a sign of something more serious?

Could an overactive bladder be a sign of something more serious?

Not likely: But occasionally it may be a symptom of something more serious. A thorough evaluation by a Urogynecologist will help identify the cause and best options for treatment. ...Read more

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Can Azo work for my overactive bladder?

Can Azo work for my overactive bladder?

May be to a degree..: Azo can ease the over-sensitivity of bladder and urethral lining so to decrease urgency and frequency but to a widely variable degree. More on trouble in urination? Peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with the urologist so to reach better care. ...Read more

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How common is overactive bladder in teens?

Overactive Bladder: Incidence is not clear but can happen, rule out the cause. ...Read more

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Difference between an overactive bladder vs ic?

Difference between an overactive bladder vs ic?

Oab vs IC: Overactive bladder symptoms are urgency as the bladder fills. The individual will have symptoms of urgency which are relieved by emptying the bladder. Individuals with ic will have urgency & frequency with pain. They often continue to have sympyoms after emptying the bladder. The cause of ic is unknown. ...Read more

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Hi docs. I need help with overactive bladder problem?

Hi docs. I need help with overactive bladder problem?

OAB: Overactive bladder is generally not treated with surgery but instead is more of a nerve issue so modulating the nerves that control bladder function is how we treat OAB. This could be medications, nerve stimulation or Botox or some combination of these. Initial treatment voiding on a schedule only when you say to go and not giving in to abnormal urges (bladder training). ...Read more

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Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Possibly: Inflamed bladder lining can be due to infection, irritation, inerstitial cystitis, etc. Any of these diagnoses may lead to overactive bladder and more frequent urination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are incontinece and overactive bladder the same thing?

Can you tell me are incontinece and overactive bladder the same thing?

No they are not: Urinary incontinence indicates uncontrolled urinary wetting. Due to neurologic or anatomic causes. Also functional bed-wetting ; senility. Overactive bladder manifests by urinary frequency >8x/day. Feeling of sudden urge to urinate which, if ignored will result in wetting (urge incontinence) ; nocturia (waking 2 or more times at night to urinate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are incontinece and overactive bladder the same thing?

Can you tell me, are incontinece and overactive bladder the same thing?

Urge incontinence: Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (an intense need to urinate) urinary frequency (urinating more than seven times daily) and nocturia which means waking up frequently to urinate. People with overactive bladder often also have urge urinary incontinence which is a loss of urine with an intence urge to urinate that can not be postponed. ...Read more

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It seems I might have an overactive bladder. Do I need to see a urogynecologist?

It seems I might have an overactive bladder. Do I need to see a urogynecologist?

Either Urogyn: Or if there is no previous evaluation or treatment start with your pcp. ...Read more

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Why does my overactive bladder cause incontinence?

Several reasons: Overactive bladder means the bladder is sending signals that you need to go. Sometimes the signal is too much to hold back and the bladder contracts. If your urinary sphincter can't hold it back then you leak. That's called urge incontinence. Sounds like you need to get checked out by your doctor or a urologist. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Tell me about oxybutynin for overactive bladder oab?

Urinary urgency: Oxybutynin can be used for urinary frequency, urinary urgency and urge incontinence in the absence of a bladder infection. It decreases bladder spasms and can help to improve bladder capacity. ...Read more

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Tell me about oxybutynin for helping overactive bladder?

Muscle relaxant: This is a medication that is widely used to treat overactive bladder. It causes relaxation of the bladder muscle and hopefully decreases urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency and urgency. ...Read more

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What can I expect when seeing a urologist for a overactive bladder?

What can I expect when seeing a urologist for a overactive bladder?

Tests and advice: Start with urine test. First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. Carbonated fluids, juices (cranberry) and spicy foods can all bother the bladder. Trial of medication is often second. Sometimes more testing like urodynamics and post void bladder ultrasound. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Could you give me some pointers on oxybutynin for overactive bladder?

Could you give me some pointers on oxybutynin for overactive bladder?

Oxybutinin: It was the original medication for oab, has been around for at least 60 years. Is effective but side effects are a problem, mouth dryness, blurring of vision, flushness, constipation. There are newer medications that are as effective or more effective, with less side effects and have to be taken only once a day.. ...Read more

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Vesicare (solifenacin) seems to be making my overactive bladder worse why?

Get bladder evaluate: If vesicare (solifenacin) isn't effective need to see a urologist to get your bladder evaluated to see if symptoms are due to over active bladder or some other cause I'm which case alternative treatment might be suggested ...Read more

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Could overactive bladder lead to bed wetting?

Yes it could: The key here is making sure the diagnosis of oab is correct, and treating properly once so diagnosed. ...Read more

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How can I stop overactive bladder when sleeping?

How can I stop overactive bladder when sleeping?

Diet, behavior, meds: 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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Is drinking water good for an overactive bladder?

Is drinking water good for an overactive bladder?

Water is good: Drinking water is generally good for your health. Some experts say that everyone should drink half their weight in ounces of water a day. Obviously the more you drink water the more problems you are going to have with more frequent urination. The water itself isn't going to effect your overactive bladder, one way or another. ...Read more

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What can I do for my overactive bladder due to Ibs.

What can I do for my overactive bladder due to Ibs.

The same thing...: ...you can do for your overactive gut with IBS. Many patients will show response to anticholinergic agents like Bentyl, Levsin, (hyoscyamine) etc. Be cautioned that too high or frequent a dose may cause urinary hesitancy. Before taking treatment for "IBS" please make sure the diagnosis is confirmed however. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder cause pelvic irritation and pain?

Can overactive bladder cause pelvic irritation and pain?

Absolutely: These are often symptoms of overactive bladder.Of course, it is important to be as clear as possible as to what that term means to you, as people use the same words for closely related but different conditions issues with urination, especially of incontinence, are commonly avoided out of embarassment. Be sure to discuss with your physician to clarify your particular problem and determine treatment. ...Read more

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What does a physical therapist do for the overactive bladder?

What does a physical therapist do for the overactive bladder?

May help voiding: Physical therapy of the pelvic floor is often used in patients that have voiding dysfunction and to help retrain the bladder to reduce over activity ...Read more

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Hutch diverticulum? Overactive bladder? What is the treatment

BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are often associated with refluxing ureters. There are many who have them found by accident that have no symptoms. Other bladder diverticulae can be signs of high voiding pressures as well as a hutch enlarging from same. A bladder diary and urodynamics. ...Read more

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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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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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Can a UTI cause you to get a overactive bladder that won't go away?

Not if well treated: If you are still having symptoms check with the md who treated the infection and have a urine sample sent to the lab for a culture and sensitivity to see if the previous antibiotic completely treated the infection. If not, bacterial resistance to the antibiotic requires a different treatment medication. ...Read more

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Why would I have an overactive bladder and need to pee? I'm only 29.

? Nerves? UTI? Strictur: Do you drink too much.? Caffeine consumption. Ru overanxious. Uti can be treated by your primary care dr. Consult with a urologist if these are not the cause. You may have an anatomic problem such as urethral stricture, interstitial cystitis or an overactive bladder from unknown causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Overactive bladder in teen for 4 years is this norm no UTI and no diabetes?

Not normal: I'm not sure what you mean by "overactive" bladder. Are you urinating frequently, including at night, do you have urgency (i have to pee right now feeling), do you have any leaking with stress or exercise. All of these things could mean different causes. You can do exercises to increase you bladder capacity - talk to doc about what these are. Also, make sure you fully empty your bladder urinating. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that causes patients to need to urinate frequently with an urgency that is bothersome. This condition can also occur ...Read more