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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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Can buscopan make urinary urgency & frequency worse? I've been taking it for 5 days & my overactive bladder symptoms have gotten progressively worse.

Can buscopan make urinary urgency & frequency worse? I've been taking it for 5 days & my overactive bladder symptoms have gotten progressively worse.

Yes, see doctor...: If urine flow slows down soon after its use, watch for incomplete emptying bladder with possible pending urinary retention. So, check with your doctor. Note: buscopan does slow down bladder contracting ability. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for overactive bladder? What to do if it causes urinary urgency & inability to urinate?

Is marijuana bad for overactive bladder? What to do if it causes urinary urgency & inability to urinate?

THC and muscles: Marijuana has effects on muscle function - whether it be muscle function in organs such as the bladder or intestines, or skeletal muscles. That's why your reaction time is slower when you are doing a doobie. If you are having symptoms related to its use, you need to stop its use and if symptoms not improving in a few days, talk to doc about further testing and evaluation of more permanent damage. ...Read more

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Having lots of pain and burning in rectum but also some pain in bladder and much urinary urgency. History of hemmorhoids. What's the connection?

Having lots of pain and burning in rectum but also some pain in bladder and much urinary urgency. History of hemmorhoids. What's the connection?

UTI, Prostatitis: It is possible that you may have a urinary tract infection or even prostatitis. If you're constipated, this can lead to hemorrhoids. Constipation can also cause irritation to the prostate and stir up bacteria leading to prostatitis. You need to see your doctor for prostate exam and a urine culture to see if you need to be started on antibiotics for this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take AZO Bladder Control capsules for a mild urinary urgency problem? I really only need it at night.

Is it safe to take AZO Bladder Control capsules for a mild urinary urgency problem? I really only need it at night.

Well : if there is any chance you could have an infection - that needs to be addressed first. Take care. ...Read more

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24 yo male, urinary urgency as soon as i have urinated. Negative on pee test, bladder scan, cystoscopy. Suffering 1 1/2 years, please help.

24 yo male, urinary urgency as soon as i have urinated. Negative on pee test, bladder scan, cystoscopy. Suffering 1 1/2 years, please help.

Prostatitis likely: Your symptom fits the profile of prostatitis. If the prostate swells, it triggers pain. Such pain can involve the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream may also occur. You may notice worsening erections or a discharge from the penis with bowel movements. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take AZO Bladder Control capsules for a mild urinary urgency problem? I have been to a Dr. & do not have an infection. I'm 67.

Here are some ...: Judicious use of AZO (a topical soothing agent for urinary tract (lining or mucosa) is okay for irritative voiding if you experienced its intended effect. Urinary urgency at one of 67 needs to be checked for bladder emptying and stability by reviewing detailed general and urinary Hx + exam + testing residual urine; it usually results from altering nerve control to the bladder by aging .... ...Read more

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Have had urinary urgency/ frequency and bladder leak post menopause for years. Take .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) 2 x's daily. This is now controlled! Good thing?

Have had urinary urgency/ frequency and bladder leak post menopause for years. Take .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) 2 x's daily. This is now controlled!  Good thing?

Urinal incontinence: Klonopin (clonazepam) is likely used for anxiety. Need evaluation by a Urologist. Causes include bladder dysfunction or bladder outlet dysfunction or due other conditions or medications, Medications, Pelvic muscle exercise and use of adult brief and emotional support are some of the modalities that may be helpful ...Read more

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What is difference between overactive bladder and interstitial cystisis? I have urtheral discomfort and urgency/frequency especial at night.

What is difference between overactive bladder and interstitial cystisis? I have urtheral discomfort and urgency/frequency especial at night.

Presence of pain.: Interstitial cystitis is typically associated with a painful bladder , whereas overactive bladder or urgency tend to be associated with frequency of needing to void. These are often associated or confused with urinary tract infections. Diagnosis treatment can be complex... See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Overactive Bladder cause: constant feeling of urgency doesnt go away? occasional split stream urination?

Can Overactive Bladder cause: constant feeling of urgency doesnt go away? occasional split stream urination?

Yes - see comments: Urgency suggests overactive bladder(OAB). However split stream suggest bladder outlet obstruction(BOO). Causes of BOO include BPH, urethral stricture, primary bladder neck obstruction, bladder neck contracture. It is common for BOO to cause OAB. BPH is present in only 8% of 30-40 year old men, so it's quite possible you don't have BOO, or have one of the other causes see http://bit.ly/1wHjHAy ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Morse
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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


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more