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Forum Name: Urology Topics
Question: Overactive Bladder question
|dclewis - Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:09 am||
I am 46, female and have been diagnosed (sort of) with overactive bladder. I had a bladder biopsy and cystoscopy done last October, normal. My symptoms were a constant urge to urinate, frequent urination, even immediately after urinating, still felt the urge to go. My doctor gave me a prescription for Oxytrol which I understand is for overactive bladder.
My doc didn't talk to me about overactive bladder. Is this a real condition? I'm starting to feel like this is all in my imagination. Is he just appeasing me by giving me a prescription??
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sat May 27, 2006 4:35 am||
Overactive bladder syndrome is a "real" condition which may have different causes. Since your cystoscopy results were normal this would rule out a bladder etiology such as cystitis. Aside from the medication, were you instructed to do Kegel exercises, bladder training, etc.? Have you been evaluated by a gynecologist? There has been some research linking pelvic floor muscle weakness with urinary symptoms and doing exercises to increase the strength of the pelvic floor seems to alleviate some of the symptoms.
Theresa Jones, RN
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