Overactive Bladder ( often referred to as “OAB”) is a common urinary condition that affects millions of men and women. The symptoms of OAB 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 OAB, so it is important to rule out different causes before establishing a diagnosis. Treatment of OAB is very successful for the majority of patients and can include behavior modification, medications, and/or pelvic floor exercises. For more severe OAB 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.