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Dr. Abraham Morse
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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Overview)

A condition that causes a person to need to urinate frequently, with an urgency that is bothersome.


Dr. Abraham Morse
248 doctors shared insights

Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Overview)

A condition that causes a person to need to urinate frequently, with an urgency that is bothersome.


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How is overactive bladder treated?

How is overactive bladder treated?

Various treatments: Their are a variety of treatments for oab including dietary changes, medications electrical stimulation and others. ...Read more

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Does overactive bladder ever go away?

Does overactive bladder ever go away?

Sometimes: If major cause was stress or anxiety and these factors are resolved. Similar if related to diet or caffeine & this is corrected. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause an overactive bladder?

What could cause an overactive bladder?

See below: True oab is not caused by anything specific. It is also called bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. It occurs in both men and women. Now certainsthings can make it worse such as caffeinated beverages, and alcohol. ...Read more

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What can trigger an overactive bladder?

What can trigger an overactive bladder?

See below : Overactive bladder occurs because the muscles of the bladder start to contract involuntarily even when the volume of urine in your bladder is low creating the urgent need to urinate. Many potential causes: neurological disorders, high urine output, meds (diuretics), UTI, enlarged prostate (BPH), excess caffeine or alcohol, incomplete bladder emptying, constipation, and aging (idiopathic). ...Read more

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What can be done for overactive bladder?

What can be done for overactive bladder?

Diet, behavior, meds: 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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What can I do for an overactive bladder ?

What can I do for an overactive bladder ?

Stop caffiene: Tried water exercises called kegels avoid acidic beverages if no improvement see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

How can you deal w/ an overactive bladder?

Number of options: Try bladder retraining: try holding it in. Eventually you can increase capacity and cut down on spasms. Timed voiding. Kegel exercises. Pelvic physical therapy. Intone device. Acupuncture. Medications. Urgent pc device. Interstim device. Botox injections into bladder. ...Read more

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What can cause an overactive bladder (oab)?

What can cause an overactive bladder (oab)?

See below: We are not sure what causes the oab but we know what can make the symptoms worse: caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and diuretics. The other medical term is bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. The bladder is essentially going into chaotic inconsistent spasms. ...Read more

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Is an overactive bladder consideredcurable?

Is an overactive bladder consideredcurable?

Yes: Oab is usually caused by abnormal nerve function and may be cured by several ways. Voiding on a strict schedule is a good start - maybe every 2 hours initially. If not improved, see a specialist as there are many good therapies that can cure our issue. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an overactive bladder?

Many: Oab can be urgency / frequency (uf) or full blown urge incontinence (uui). Ufcauses: dietary, inflammation, infection (vaginal or bladder), hypertonic pelvic muscles. Urge incontinence: weak urethra, spasm or unwanted contraction of bladder muscle. Reasons for bladder "spasm" include neurologic (stroke, spinal cord injury, ms) or idiopathic (essentially unknown). ...Read more

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What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

"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

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How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

Treat UTI if present: Exclude caffeine from diet. Try prelief to alkalinize urine. See your dr. For prescription for an anticholinergic medication such as oxybutinin er, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc. ...Read more

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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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Why does a bladder become an overactive bladder?

Many reasons: Bladders can become overactive because they are blocked, as from a large prostate or scar tissue in the urethra. They can also become overactive from neurologic causes such as stroke or spinal cord injury. Some medications can also cause this. Sometimes, no cause can be found. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Possibly: The more important issue is that the same symptoms associated with oab (overactive bladder), could be caused by other more ominous problems, such as infection, calculi or tumor. It is always wise to have significant oab assessed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

Void frequently: It means you are urinating more frequently than normal and it's because your bladder is sending premature messages that you need to void. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Weak sphincter: Sometimes the overactive bladder is caused when a drop of urine gets in the urethra and triggers a contraction. Since women are more likely to have stress incontinence they are more likely to have that drop of urine get in their urethra and trigger oab symptoms. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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