Overactive Bladder ( often referred to as “OAB”) is a common urinary condition that affects millions of men and women. The symptoms of Overactive Bladder include urinary frequency (having to go too often), urgency (the sudden need to go quickly), and urge incontinence (intense need to urinate, followed by the involuntary loss of urine). These symptoms can range from mild to very severe and often result in patients changing their lifestyles to accommodate their bladder. Other urinary conditions can mimic Overactive Bladder, so it is important to rule out different causes before establishing a diagnosis. Treatment of Overactive Bladder is very successful for the majority of patients and can include behavior modification, medications, and/or pelvic floor exercises. For more severe Overactive Bladder, there are several minimally invasive treatments, including Interstim and Botox, that are quite effective.
A urologist at Regional Urology can help select a treatment tailored to you. Regional Urology also employees a Bladder Navigator, Lynn, who is here to help the Overactive Bladder patients through treatment options. Lynn is here to give specialized attention to our patients and is a resource we encourage our patients to contact when they have questions, concerns, or just to check in.
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Learn about the InterStim Bladder Control System that Regional Urology physicians specialize in to help you control your overactive bladder. Gain control of your life again.