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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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Could you survive without your urinary bladder?

Could you survive without your urinary bladder?

Yes,: Removing the whole bladder with pelvic regional lymph nodes and urinary diversion (called radical cystectomy with continent (neo-bladder) or non-continent (ileal conduit) diversion is the standard care for the patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer if they are appropriate surgical candidates. If done timely and successfully, they will survive well. Detail? Ask urology surgeon! Best wish... ...Read more

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Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Unlikely: Urinary urgency is generally a bladder issue and not urethral in origin, especially in a 25 yr old female. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bladder spasms cause you to retain urine?

Can bladder spasms cause you to  retain urine?

Unable to MT bladder: Not due to bladder spasms, but urethral sphincter spasms can cause some urinary retention. Urethral stricture, diverticulum, thrombosed caruncle, Skene's gland cyst or abcess are all urethral causes. External causes: cystocele, fecal impaction, uterine fibroid or anti-incontinence procedure. Internal causes: Stones, bladder or urethral tumor, ureterocele.Neurologic: MS, diabetes, spinal cord cause ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?

Might it be possible that a a male have difficulty emptying their bladder with interstitial cystitis alone without prostate problems?

Sure: Often, medical providers will ascribe all urinary symptoms to prostate problems. However, the incidence of irritative bladder symptoms in men is also very high. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney or bladder infection without symptoms?

Can you have a kidney or bladder infection without symptoms?

Yes: It is common to have an asymptomatic bladder infection in elderly patients. Kidney infections are more severe and almost always cause some symptoms. ...Read more

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Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Here are some ...: Yes, it may develop in few without obvious disorders of nerve system, but simply from inadequate relaxation and opening of urinary sphincter to coordinate the sequential contraction of bladder muscle (detrusor) so to maintain normal pressure inside bladder during peeing. This condition could be suspected by detailing voiding Hx as well as testing and following residual urine, etc. under medical Rx ...Read more

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Can an inbedded bladder infection cause bladder to hold less urine? can it affect urodynamics results

Can an inbedded bladder infection cause bladder to hold less urine? can it affect urodynamics results

Here are some ...: "Inbedded bladder infection" in your mind may refer to bacterial bladder infection which is difficult to eradicate leading to chronic inflammation of bladder lining and its muscles. If so, bladder functional capacity may diminish and be demonstrated in urodynamic study. Since some patients with chronic condition in an organ may oftentimes have disorders in other sites of body resulting in altering ...Read more

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Had neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome.Is there any chance that botox can help reduce urinary retention, urgency problem?Should i try it?

Had neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome.Is there any chance that botox can help reduce urinary retention, urgency problem?Should i try it?

Talk to urologist: Assuming you have an atonic bladder causing problems with initiation of urine, or overflow, Botox would have no value and might even cause worsening. If you suffered urgency incontinence, might be useful. Urodynamic testing can determine the precise bladder dysfnctn and guide therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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If you have interstitial cystitis will t cause you to have frequent bladder infections?

If you have interstitial cystitis will t cause you to have frequent bladder infections?

Probably not: However, the urinary symptoms may make you or your doctor think of infections often, doing more tests, and documenting more episodes. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on urinary tract problems after bladder sling?

Can you give me more info on urinary tract problems after bladder sling?

Need evaluation: Recurrent incontinence. Some women have symptoms of pain from slings. Vaginal pain in the area of the sling, pain with intercourse, pain with other activities, difficulty emptying your bladder and recurrent uti's are all possible symptoms. You need to see someone who has experience dealing with mesh complications to determine if your sling is the problem. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

How to tell if I have a bladder or urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis, also C&S: Symptoms of burning pain with and frequency of urination common with uti. Also foul smelling urine &/or pelvic or flank pain. Dipstick urine test containing nitrite reagent is quite reliable in demonstrating presence of uti, bacteria can actually be seen in urine by microscopy. Urine can and should be cultured to identify bacterial species and antibiotics to which the bacteria are sensitive. ...Read more

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Why does a bladder become an overactive bladder?

Many reasons: Bladders can become overactive because they are blocked, as from a large prostate or scar tissue in the urethra. They can also become overactive from neurologic causes such as stroke or spinal cord injury. Some medications can also cause this. Sometimes, no cause can be found. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for overactive bladder? What to do if it causes urinary urgency & inability to urinate?

Is marijuana bad for overactive bladder? What to do if it causes urinary urgency & inability to urinate?

THC and muscles: Marijuana has effects on muscle function - whether it be muscle function in organs such as the bladder or intestines, or skeletal muscles. That's why your reaction time is slower when you are doing a doobie. If you are having symptoms related to its use, you need to stop its use and if symptoms not improving in a few days, talk to doc about further testing and evaluation of more permanent damage. ...Read more

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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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What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

Operation: operation approximating suburethral tissue at bladder neck called Kelly plication helps Also abdominal operation called Marshall Marchetti operation helps ...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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Is there's a clear difference between overactive bladder and urge incontinence ?

Is there's a clear difference between overactive bladder and urge incontinence ?

See a doctor: First thing that anyone with frequent urination should be checked for is a bladder infection. If this is negative, a workup would move on to rule out sexually transmitted infections, chronic disease such as diabetes and then testing to evaluate the bladder musculature and structure itself would be done. ...Read more

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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

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After bladder neck incision surgery.I have problem in urinary incontinence,erection,and also semen doesnt ejaculate and give me no pleasure.Treatment?

After bladder neck incision surgery.I have problem in urinary incontinence,erection,and also semen doesnt ejaculate and give me no pleasure.Treatment?

Discuss w. urologist: Hope you had urodynamic studies, cystoscopy & full discussion before you had bladder neck incision at such young age. Known complications of retrograde ejaculation (semen goes backwards) & urinary incontinence should have been on operative consent form. Do you have operative consent forms in Turkey? Why do you have hydronephrosis? Possible neurogenic bladder. Consider urologic second opinion. ...Read more

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Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Whatever do you mean: The real answer to your question is twofold. The female urethra is only 2 inches long & the urethral sphincter is on the wispy side, as sphincters go. When it doesn't work pefectly, stress incontinence, leakage occurring with physical exertion like cough, sneeze, etc occurs. When the bladder itself decides to empty without permission, urge incontinence (overactive bladder) occurs. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is urinary incontinence common at 29?

Can anyone tell me is urinary incontinence common at 29?

Depends: There are many causes of incontinence..some which can start as early as your 20s. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to rule out more serious conditions ...Read more

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If my child wets the bed, is this part of urinary incontinence?

Yes: Urinary incontince is defined as the involuntary loss of urine at any time. Thus wetting the bed, if involuntary, is a form of urinary incontinence. Total incontinence is defined as no control of urination as present in some people with spinal cord injuries. Stress urinary incontinence is defined as loss of urine with coughing, sneezing, jumping etc. Urge incontinence: you can't get to br in time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about urinary incontinence issues & actually had it treated successfully?

Can you tell me about urinary incontinence issues & actually had it treated successfully?

Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently. Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist ...Read more

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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on ideas on urinary incontinence?

Can you give me more info on ideas on urinary incontinence?

Involuntary voiding: I.E. Can not be controlled from structural, physiological or neurologic causes. Can be continuous leak, total incontinence (i) or intermittent i.e. Only when bladder full, stress urinary i when coughing, sneezing or straining: overflow when full, giggle i when laughing, nocturnal i as in bedwetting.Cause must be identified before treatment: can be with medication, behavior modification or surgery. ...Read more

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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


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more