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How Long Does An Overactive Bladder Last Once It Starts
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 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
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
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
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
Does long term constipation cause an overactive bladder. Bladder was normal until I was constipated for several years?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
"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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