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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...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 can I do if I've developed urinary incontinence and a possible intestinal tear from my bladder through the anus ? If that's possible?

What can I do if I've developed urinary incontinence and a possible intestinal tear from my bladder through the anus ? If that's possible?

See a urologist: Recommend seeing a urologist for further work up. There are many different conditions that can cause urinary incontinence. However you would be severely ill if you had an intestinal tear or bladder tear. If you are experience any symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting lightheadedness, fever, fainting......go to ER ...Read more

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25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read more

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Hi I have had a prolapse bladder for 35 years and has been getting worse pain, bladder infections urinary incontinence im ready to have something done?

Hi I have had a prolapse bladder for 35 years and has been getting worse pain, bladder infections urinary incontinence im ready to have something done?

You have options.: You could be fitted for a pessary that would support your pelvic organs. Many women do very well with a pessary. Their are many surgical options for pelvic organ prolapse. To determine the best treatment for you would require an exam to determine exactly what type of prolapse is present. It is important to see someone who specializes in this type of surgery. ...Read more

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Why have my overactive bladder and incontinence worsened with wt gain?

Why have my overactive bladder and incontinence worsened with wt gain?

Bladder pressure: Increase in weight, particularily abdominal obesity, can increase pressure on the bladder. This increase pressure may exacerbate symptoms of overactive bladder and incontinence. ...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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Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.

Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.

No: No advantages to a csection for oab. Oab is common in pregnancy since the baby is shrinking bladder capacity and making your kidneys filter more blood and make more pee. After you deliver, if symptoms persist, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Denise Elser
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Urine Leaking (Definition)

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is a loss of bladder control. It ranges from occasionally leaking urine when coughing or sneezing, to urinating before making it to the bathroom in time. Simply lifestyle changes or medical treatment can often ...Read more