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What's the best medicine for overactive bladder?

What's the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have their 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

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 its 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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Can overactive bladder be cured?

Can overactive bladder be cured?

Yes: There are medicines for an overactive bladder check with your PCP ...Read more

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How is overactive bladder treated?

How is overactive bladder treated?

Various treatments: There 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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What could cause an overactive bladder?

See below: True oab is not caused by anything specific. It is also called bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. It occurs in both men and women. Now certainsthings can make it worse such as caffeinated beverages, and alcohol. ...Read more

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What can trigger an overactive bladder?

What can trigger an overactive bladder?

See below : Overactive bladder occurs because the muscles of the bladder start to contract involuntarily even when the volume of urine in your bladder is low creating the urgent need to urinate. Many potential causes: neurological disorders, high urine output, meds (diuretics), UTI, enlarged prostate (BPH), excess caffeine or alcohol, incomplete bladder emptying, constipation, and aging (idiopathic). ...Read more

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What can be done for overactive bladder?

What can be done for overactive bladder?

Diet, behavior, meds: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have their 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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What can I do for an overactive bladder?

What can I do for an overactive bladder?

Stop caffiene: Tried water exercises called kegels avoid acidic beverages if no improvement see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

Number of options: Try bladder retraining: try holding it in. Eventually you can increase capacity and cut down on spasms. Timed voiding. Kegel exercises. Pelvic physical therapy. Intone device. Acupuncture. Medications. Urgent PC device. Interstim device. Botox injections into bladder. ...Read more

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What can cause an overactive bladder (oab)?

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 more

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Is an overactive bladder consideredcurable?

Sometimes a specific: Cause can be found and addressed. Often effective treatment is available even if the root cause is not understood or changeable. Start by talking to your pcp. Consult an urogynecologist or urologist if needed. I hope you find some relief. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an overactive bladder?

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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What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

"Sensitive bladder": Means that bladder sends message to brain of need to urinate with relatively minor bladder filling. Bladder muscle, with oab is sensitive to minor stretch, or even initiate an involuntary bladder contraction making u feel u have to urinate frequently. Can also be caused by "irritated" lining such as in iinterstitial cystitis, condition usually responds to medication. Best managed by urologist. ...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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What's the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have their 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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What are the symptoms of an overactive bladder?

Urge/frequency/leak: Urgency, frequency and urge incontinence are common symptoms of oab. ...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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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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What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

Void frequently: It means you are urinating more frequently than normal and it's because your bladder is sending premature messages that you need to void. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Weak sphincter: Sometimes the overactive bladder is caused when a drop of urine gets in the urethra and triggers a contraction. Since women are more likely to have stress incontinence they are more likely to have that drop of urine get in their urethra and trigger oab symptoms. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What should I do to resolve my overactive bladder?

What should I do to resolve my overactive bladder?

Here are some ...: Overactive bladder (OAB) could not be cured or resolved but modified to ease its related voiding symptoms with behavioral modification such as avoiding coffee or caffeine-containing beverages, alcohol, bladder-irritating foods, trying judicious use of various anticholinergic agents, practicing timed voiding & fluid moderation, timely applying electric pelvic therapy, regional nerve stimulation.... ...Read more

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What medication is used for an overactive bladder?

Two main categories: The two main categories of medications to treat OAB are anticholinergics and beta-3 adrenergic medications. In the US, the anticholinergics are the largest class and include: oxybutinin, tolteridine, solifenicin, trospium3 agonist, mirabegron. Other medications that are sometimes used are antispasmodics, urinary analgesics and tricyclic antidepressants. ...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