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Why Have My Overactive Bladder And Incontinence Worsened With Wt Gain
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
Several reasons: Overactive bladder means the bladder is sending signals that you need to go. Sometimes the signal is too much to hold back and the bladder contracts. If your urinary sphincter can't hold it back then you leak. That's called urge incontinence. Sounds like you need to get checked out by your doctor or a urologist. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more
Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.
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?
Urge incontinence: Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (an intense need to urinate) urinary frequency (urinating more than seven times daily) and nocturia which means waking up frequently to urinate. People with overactive bladder often also have urge urinary incontinence which is a loss of urine with an intence urge to urinate that can not be postponed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No they are not: Urinary incontinence indicates uncontrolled urinary wetting. Due to neurologic or anatomic causes. Also functional bed-wetting ; senility. Overactive bladder manifests by urinary frequency >8x/day. Feeling of sudden urge to urinate which, if ignored will result in wetting (urge incontinence) ; nocturia (waking 2 or more times at night to urinate. ...Read more
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