Overactive Bladder Diagnosis in Charleston, SC
There is often confusion between OAB and some of its most common symptoms. For example, urinary incontinence can be a symptom of OAB, but it is not the same thing as overactive bladder. Urinary incontinence is only a symptom, not a condition. It can also be a symptom of many other urinary issues, and therefore may be brought on by a multitude of health problems.
If there is not a more serious condition present, your doctor may prescribe a medication to reduce your urgent sensations. These medications – called anticholinergics – include Ditropan, Detrol, Vesicare, Enablex, and Sanctura. When urge incontinence or OAB resists medical therapy, it may require an alternative approach such as sacral neuromodulation or pelvic floor biofeedback. The urologists at Lowcountry Urology Clinics in Charleston, SC are skilled in diagnosing and treating overactive bladder. Call one of our offices in the Charleston area to schedule an appointment today!
Overactive Bladder Symptoms
If you're experiencing the symptoms of common bladder control problems, it's time to see a bladder incontinence specialist who may ask you to fill out a symptom tracker to get a better idea of your daily experience and help confirm your diagnosis.
Symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) include:
- Going before you reach the bathroom
- Experiencing frequent leaks
- Using pads or protective garments
- Frequent, uncontrollable urge to go
- Going more than 8 times a day
- Feeling like your bladder is never empty
Symptoms of urinary retention* include:
- Can't tell if your bladder is full
- Holding increasingly large amounts of urine
- Weak or dribbling stream
- Needing to use a catheter
Call Lowcountry Urology for Overactive Bladder Treatment
If you have symptoms of overactive bladder and want to speak with our trusted experts at Lowcountry Urology, call our office today!