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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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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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What causes an overactive bladder and fever?

What causes an overactive bladder and fever?

Infection: Overactive bladders are usually related to irritation of the bladder or nerve dysfunction. When the overactive bladder is associated with a fever and this is a new problem for you, this is probably an infection. You can self treat by drinking a lot of water and trying to acidify your urine with high acidity foods like citrus fruits and tomatoes. However, if you are fevering, call your md for abx. ...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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Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?

Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?

Here are some ...: Urethritis may incite a premature urge to void so the patient may void oftener than usual; after treated, urethritis-related urgency subsides, but not OAB-related. Although OAB generates urge to void, the patient still usually can make to bathroom to void; bladder spam is usually referred to the occurrence of uninhibited bladder contraction incited by catheter or poor central nerve control, etc. ...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 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 causes a neurogenic bladder?

What causes a neurogenic bladder?

Damaged or no nerves: Between brain and bladder.Some children born with spina bifida & myelomeningocele & other spinal abnormalities or cerebral palsy have congenital neurogenic bladder. Spinal cord injuries or tumors, transverse myelitis, brain tumors or injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes can all cause nb.Basically, any interruption, of sensory or motor nerve impulses to or from bladder &/or sphincter cause a nb. ...Read more

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Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Possibly: Inflamed bladder lining can be due to infection, irritation, inerstitial cystitis, etc. Any of these diagnoses may lead to overactive bladder and more frequent urination. ...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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What causes overactive bladder and what are treaments?

What causes overactive bladder  and what are treaments?

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

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What causes an overactive salivary gland?

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Hutch diverticulum? Overactive bladder? What is the treatment

Hutch diverticulum? Overactive bladder? What is the treatment

BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are often associated with refluxing ureters. There are many who have them found by accident that have no symptoms. Other bladder diverticulae can be signs of high voiding pressures as well as a hutch enlarging from same. A bladder diary and urodynamics. ...Read more

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Is an overactive bladder consideredcurable?

Sometimes a specific: Cause can be found and addressed. Often effective treatment is available even if the root cause is not understood or changeable. Start by talking to your pcp. Consult a urogynecologist or urologist if needed. I hope you find some relief. ...Read more

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What causes bladder infection?

What causes bladder infection?

Bacteria: Most bladder infections are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract. This commonly occurs in women due to tight clothing, wiping incorrectly (back to front instead of front to back) and sexual activity. See your doctor if you have symptoms of a bladder infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: overactive bladder?

Voiding a lot: Urinary frequency and urgency that is bothersome. This can also occur with incontinence at times. In other words, if you are going to void more than you think you should and this is bothersome to you, it may be overactive bladder. ...Read more

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What causes bladder retention?

Many reasons: A lazy bladder ( atony) due to neurological cause or medicine. Also block like big prostate or narrow urethra. See urology. ...Read more

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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that causes patients to need to urinate frequently with an urgency that is bothersome. This condition can also occur ...Read more