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Several: Overactive bladder is a symptom of voiding too much. It is usually benign. Contributing factors that worsen the symptoms include diet, smoking, sexual intercourse, coffe and tea consumption, and alcohol. Avoidance of these will usually decrease the symptoms but may not resolve them altogether. ...Read more
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
Several: Urinary urgency & frequency are common problems. The exact cause is often unknown. Treatment includes avoiding foods known to irritate the bladder, pelvic floor / bladder training, & medication. In some patient neuromodulation of the bladder is necessary to treat the symptoms. More http://www.Drjkm.Com/services-2/female-pelvic-medicine-reconstructive-surgeryurogynecology/#bladder. ...Read more
Urodynamic testing : *urine analysis * urodynamic testing is a bladder filling test using a computer with pressure sensor catheters to detect for abnormal bladder spasms. * cystoscopy: is looking into the bladder with a camera to check for stones or lesions. * urinary tract imaging: an ultrasound or ct scan may be ordered. ...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
I've been going to the bathroom a lot more than usual. Is an overactive bladder a symptom for a certain disease?
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
Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction? The pain is not constant.
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?
Urodynamics: The most common way of establishing bladder overactivity is by performing urodynamics. A catheter is placed in the bladder and the bladder slowly filled while the bladder pressure is monitored. You will be asked many questions about what you feel during the study. If the bladder pressures rise rapidly and frequently without your control, then an overactive bladder may be the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...Read more
Many causes: Oab can be due to bladder irritants like caffeine, tomatoes, or alcohol, but it can also be due to infections, stones, cancer, or neurologic diseases. Be sure to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Oab can be significantly improved by using a bladder diary, avoiding irritants, not over-drinking, and using "bladder retraining" with timed voiding. Medicines are available if needed. ...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
Different: Usually pills are prescribed to relax the bladder. There are a number of them but all fall in 2 groups: antimuscarinic group and beta 3 adrenergic receptor agonists. Less commonly botox is injected in the bladder wall. Rarely surgery using bowel to enlarge the bladder. Best wishes. ...Read more