If you’re constantly in the bathroom or leak urine because of an overactive bladder, you don’t have to live with these debilitating symptoms. The urologists at Urology Associates and the urogynecologist at Alabama UROGYN in Fairhope, Alabama, can diagnose and put together a treatment plan for Overactive Bladder that is right for you.
Overactive bladder, or OAB, is a condition in which you have frequent, sudden urges to urinate and may experience leaking urine as a result. You might feel strong urges to urinate often throughout the day and at night. Overactive bladder can make you feel self-conscious or cause you to avoid social situations. Treatment can offer you relief and improve your quality of life.
The following signs and symptoms can indicate you have overactive bladder:
Frequent trips to the bathroom and leaking urine can disrupt your sleep, social life, and reduce your overall quality of life.
Overactive bladder can happen to anybody, but certain factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include older age, neurological disorders, diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, tumors, or hormone changes in women. Consuming caffeine or alcohol and taking certain medications can also contribute to unpleasant urinary symptoms.
To find out if you have an overactive bladder and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Brown and his team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, which might include pelvic and rectal examinations. Dr. Brown might recommend a neurological exam, urine tests, and bladder function tests to diagnose your condition.
To treat overactive bladder and give you a better quality of life, Dr. Brown and his team may suggest the following:
There is no need to live with an overactive bladder when numerous treatments are available.
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