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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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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