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Overactive Bladder And Loss Of Bladder Control
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does c-section reduce
the risk of urinary incontinence? I have an overactive bladder & mild incontinence (without even having given birth!). Is it wiser to deliver through c-section in my case?
Urodynamics: These are specific tests available which your doctor can perform to determine exactly what type of incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) you are experiencing. This is important because some types of leakage are treated with surgery, others with medication, and still others may require neuromodulation therapy (also known as interstim). For women, gynecologists and urologists have expertise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several causes: Causes of loss of bladder control include infection, scarring of the urinary tract with blockage, and childbirth. Many times, there are no physical causes and one can have urge incontinence from an overactive bladder. This condition is generally treated with oral medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: What you reported or experienced may occur because of the occurrence of momentary dysfunction of nerve control over the bladder and urinary sphincter at the moment of extreme excitement and fear like during altercation. Such sporadic incident usually carries no clinical significance. If worsening especially accompanying other regional sensory or motor changes, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more
Many things: The bladder has a simple function: store waste and get rid of it when you tell it to. However, that may seem simple, it is a complex arrangement of nerves, muscles and signaling pathways. When the bladder "losses control" it means there is fault in one of these complex systems. A urologist can usually diagnose the exact cause and direct treatment accordingly. ...Read more
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