Overview

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes sudden urges to urinate. The urge comes from bladder muscle contraction. The urge can happen suddenly and at any time, regardless of the amount of urine in the bladder and ...[read article]

Tests for Overactive Bladder

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Neurological Examination
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Urinary Pressure and Flow Study
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Uroflowmetry, also called uroflow, is used to test the amount and speed of urination. The test can help your doctor to identify the cause if you suffer from slow ur...  More
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A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera and light on the end. During a cystoscopy, this tube is inserted through your urethra and into your bladder so the doctor ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Pressure Flow Cystometry
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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Bladder Residual Urine Study
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A cystometric study is used to determine the size and functionality of your bladder. It measures how much fluid your bladder can hold, how full it is when you begin...  More
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Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve ce...  More
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Postvoid residual urine measurement
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Medical Procedures for Overactive Bladder

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Bladder Training
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Intermittent Urethral Catheterization
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Surgical Procedures for Overactive Bladder

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Bladder exstrophy repair is a surgical method of repairing a birth defect in which the bladder grows outside the abdominal wall. In infants who have this condition,...  More
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation
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Prescribed Medications for Overactive Bladder

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OXYBUTYNIN (ox i BYOO ti nin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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TOLTERODINE (tole TER a deen) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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DARIFENACIN (dar ee FEN a sin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting acciden...  More
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FESOTERODINE (fes oh TER oh deen) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits.  More
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SOLIFENACIN (sol i FEN a cin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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TROSPIUM (TROSE pee um) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accidents.  More
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ONABOTULINUMTOXINA is a neuro-muscular blocker. It is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines on the face.  More
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Self Care for Overactive Bladder

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Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. Your pelvis is the area between your hips...  More
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One of the most important ways of managing moderate to severe heart failure is to control fluid and the salt content in your diet. Tune in to find out how.  More
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Use of Absorbent Pads
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Maintain Healthy Weight
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Planned Voiding
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