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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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My doctor told me I have overactive bladder. What are my options?

My doctor told me I have overactive bladder. What are my options?

Varied: Bladder retraining, anticholinergic medications, a take-off on acupuncture called posterior tibial nerve stimulation, bladder botox, pelvic floor physical therapy, electrical stimulation and a bladder pacemaker called "interstim" are all established therapies for overactive bladder. Many may be engaged concomitantly for improved results. ...Read more

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What will happen if i got a botox shot in my bladder when its completly healthy (my doc think i have overactive bladder and should get a shot, i dont!

What will happen if i got a botox shot in my bladder when its completly healthy (my doc think i have overactive bladder and should get a shot, i dont!

Accepted treatment : injecting Botox into the bladder is an acceptable treatment for overactive bladder and urinary urgency or urge incontinence. if you are 18 years of age as it states, it's likely that other things may have been tried and failed in regards to therapy, in order for this to be recommended? ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I see for help for an overactive bladder?

Start with PCP: You can start with your primary care provider or ob/gyn. If initial therapies are unsuccessful then further investigation may be warranted. A specialist such as a urologist or urogynecologist may be necessary. Further investigation may include urodynamic studies, cystoscopy, imaging studies and laboratory investigation such as a urine cytology. ...Read more

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If you think you have an overactive bladder what can you do to control it before seeing a doctor?

If you think you have an overactive bladder what can you do to control it before seeing a doctor?

Watch your intake: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. Carbonated fluids, juices (cranberry) and spicy foods can all bother the bladder. See your doc to make sure there isn't an infection or other issue. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sudden overactive bladder (had it since 2007) and how can I cure it? How exactly does a doctor diagnose this condition?

What is the cause of a sudden overactive bladder (had it since 2007) and how can I cure it? How exactly does a doctor diagnose this condition?

See a urologist: Oab is diagnosed by history, urinalysis, and urodynamic testing done by a urologist. There are several treatments for this condition to include oral meds, behavioral therapy, nerve stimulators, and recently Botox bladder injections have been approved for use in oab. There however is no real cure. ...Read more

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Got an overactive bladder what medication will the doc give me ?

Overactive bladder: Many medications are available to treat overactive bladder. Most of them help to reduce bladder spasm. Your doctor can explain how they work and possible side effects. We can not predict which medication your doctor might suggest. ...Read more

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Why does my doctor think that 3 months on vesicare (solifenacin) will heal my overactive bladder forever. He says it's because I am young?

Why does my doctor think that 3 months on vesicare (solifenacin) will heal my overactive bladder forever. He says it's because I am young?

OAB: It also depends on the cause of the OAB. If the underlying cause is resolved, the symptoms would not persist and so you may not need to be on vesicare (solifenacin). ...Read more

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Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?

Can you have Interstitial Cystitis without pain. My doctor said I have an overactive bladder and I want to make sure it's not ic?

IC is pain: IC is sometimes referred to as "painful bladder syndrome". At age 22 IC is unlikely. If you you want to "make sure" get cystoscopy ubder anesthesia. I would not recommend cystoscopy at this point if you were my patient. Discuss with your doctor or see a urologist. Relax,good luck. ...Read more

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I have overactive bladder and have failed detrol, oxytrol and vesicare (solifenacin). What options do I have?

See Urologist: If you've failed behavioral modification and multiple meds there are doctors who use neuromodulation. This can be done with a product called urgent pc or an implant called interstim. See your urologist to discuss. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Urologist said I have overactive bladder but I still continue to have UTI like symptoms. Side pains, LUQ pain and back pains for the past month. ?

Here are some...: If your OAB-related symptoms and all complaints of pain are from the same origin, i.e., urinary bladder, is still unclear. But to sort these things in confusion has not to be hard if following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to define possible causes and receive reasonable Rx, care, and counseling now... ...Read more

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I keep peeing like 20 times hour little tho no pain no burn i'm drinking water i went to dr many times did all test she said I have overactive bladder?

Bladder overactive: Label does not help unless you are getting some relief. Need to find cause of overactivity. More important if u have to get up to urinate > once/night (nocturia). Or ru drinking too much water? Worth consulting with urologist to find cause of your urinary frequency. ...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