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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

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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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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How long does an overactive bladder last once it starts?

How long does an overactive bladder last once it starts?

Hard to predict: For some people overactive bladder is short and episodic and for other people it lasts for years. Medications such as oxybutynin, pelvic floor exercise, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Sometimes dietary changes may be helpful. Advanced therapies can include peripheral nerve stimulators and implantable nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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Why do overactive bladder medicines take so long to work?

Why do overactive bladder medicines take so long to work?

Hmmm....: The most common medication used (oxybutin) works within hours. Nearly all of it's effect is by 1 week. It changes the tone of the bladder. Exercises to strengthen the bladder have to build muscle tone and that takes a minimum of 2 weeks. Sometimes people can have an inflammation of the bladder that has to heal up. This is NOT a common cause of overactive bladder ...Read more

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How long will it take for my overactive bladder to get better?

Depends: If you have a certain type medications may help quickly, sometimes surgery is requireed. ...Read more

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Does an overactive bladder settle how long does flaxovate take to work?

Does an overactive bladder settle how long does flaxovate take to work?

More info needed: You need to see a urologist. At your age this is common and a combination of medications and kegal muscular exercises that may help. ...Read more

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Does long term constipation cause an overactive bladder. Bladder was normal until I was constipated for several years?

Does long term constipation cause an overactive bladder. Bladder was normal until I was constipated for several years?

Not cause and effect: Both are due to the same underlying problem. The autonomic nervous system controls both bladder and bowel. The easiest way to make this go wrong is poor diet, particularly all those sugary sweet things ...Read more

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My 37 yr. Old autistic daughter is saying she had purple blood during last period. Not sexually active. Normal? She has IBS and overactive bladder. Pain around her belly button.

My 37 yr. Old autistic daughter is saying she had purple blood during last period. Not sexually active. Normal? She has IBS and overactive bladder. Pain around her belly button.

Probably normal : With menstrual bleeding you may seen brown, maroon, bright red and at times what appears to be purple blood. The color varies as there may be a combination of endometrial tissue, old blood, newer blood and at times clots, which may appear purple. This is rarely a cause for alarm especially if there is no sexual activity. The other issues are not related to the bleeding. ...Read more

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How is overactive bladder treated?

How is overactive bladder treated?

Various treatments: Their are a variety of treatments for oab including dietary changes, medications electrical stimulation and others. ...Read more

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Does overactive bladder ever go away?

Sometimes: If major cause was stress or anxiety and these factors are resolved. Similar if related to diet or caffeine & this is corrected. Good luck. ...Read more

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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (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