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Cause 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many causes: Oab can be due to bladder irritants like caffeine, tomatoes, or alcohol, but it can also be due to infections, stones, cancer, or neurologic diseases. Be sure to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Oab can be significantly improved by using a bladder diary, avoiding irritants, not over-drinking, and using "bladder retraining" with timed voiding. Medicines are available if needed. ...Read more
See below: We are not sure what causes the oab but we know what can make the symptoms worse: caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and diuretics. The other medical term is bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. The bladder is essentially going into chaotic inconsistent spasms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Overactive bladders are usually related to irritation of the bladder or nerve dysfunction. When the overactive bladder is associated with a fever and this is a new problem for you, this is probably an infection. You can self treat by drinking a lot of water and trying to acidify your urine with high acidity foods like citrus fruits and tomatoes. However, if you are fevering, call your md for abx. ...Read more
Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?
Here are some ...: Urethritis may incite a premature urge to void so the patient may void oftener than usual; after treated, urethritis-related urgency subsides, but not OAB-related. Although OAB generates urge to void, the patient still usually can make to bathroom to void; bladder spam is usually referred to the occurrence of uninhibited bladder contraction incited by catheter or poor central nerve control, etc. ...Read more
If constipation caused my overactive bladder if I completely treat my constipation will my oab go away or do I also have to treat my oab?
OAB & constipation: I don't think anyone can guarantee you that....nevertheless BOTH problems may need to be addressed. I do agree that take care of constipation and see if you get any relief from OAB. my guess is that you still might need help with diagnosing other causes for OAB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exactly causes an overactive bladder and what can I do so i sleep nights? Any meds i can take or do I need a perscription? Im not a diabetic
Common problem: Overactive bladder (oab) is defined as "urinary urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia, in the absence of an obvious cause such as uti, neurological condition, etc. Related to a "short-circuiting" between bladder and brain leading to an involuntary bladder contraction. Treated with behavioral and diet modification, pelvic floor exercises, and medications. ...Read more
What to do if I have made recently is to a fruit juice containing the plant extract stevia, so could it be this that has caused the overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder: Yes, this juice could cause an overactive bladder but there are many other reasons for an overactive bladder. For starters please stop taking the fruit juice. If after a week your bladder is under control - great! If not please see your doctor to find the real cause of an overactive bladder. ...Read more
What's the difference between the urgency caused by overactive bladder and that caused by membranous urethral stricture ?
Which of these 2 medications i took that possibly caused my Overactive bladder for 1 straight month is it Ambian Er or Trazodone ?
I'm not sure: either one is responsible! Both of these medications work largely in the central nervous system, typically by inhibiting certain neurotransmitters or promoting others. They both list a ton of potential side effects including nausea, tremors, trouble concentrating, agitation. Cause of overactive bladder often difficult to pinpoint. Continue to work with your doctor to explore causes and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question: Difficult very common condition, unfortunately no identified cause most of the time and therefore termed idiopathic. This is if your physical exam, history, urinalysis, voiding diary and possibly imaging of your bladder pre- and post void do not identify any specify condition. However, there are now excellent treatment options to help treat your condition. ...Read more
Many: Oab can be urgency / frequency (uf) or full blown urge incontinence (uui). Ufcauses: dietary, inflammation, infection (vaginal or bladder), hypertonic pelvic muscles. Urge incontinence: weak urethra, spasm or unwanted contraction of bladder muscle. Reasons for bladder "spasm" include neurologic (stroke, spinal cord injury, ms) or idiopathic (essentially unknown). ...Read more
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