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Overactive Bladder?
For about 6 months now I've been having this uncomfortable and sometimes painful feeling in my lower abdomen... I pinpointed it to be an overactive bladder.

I love sex, and this reoccurring problem is ruining my sex life... As i think the overactive bladder may be causing pain during sex.

Does anyone else have this problem? If so, is there anything you recommend for fast relief? Or at least that would help?

Thanks.

Ps: I'm a teen.
Lily
03/09/08
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  I've had this problem for years. You need to see a doctor, who may refer you to a urologist or gynecologist. It may be something as simple as medication you need to take. I've actually had a medical procedure done 3 times because I've had so many urinary tract infections and the procedures help alot. Your doctor may also give you an antibiotic pill to take after sex which will help. Also make sure right after sex you use the bathroom.
Maris
03/09/08
Am I too young to have overactive bladder?
I'm only 26 and today my Dr. told me that I have overactive bladder and I also keep getting bladder infections. Plus I have IBS is this normal for young people?
The bladder infections are because I try to limit my fluids so I don't pee every 5 minutes, and I don't smoke or drink.
Michelle
08/30/08
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  yes, it is pretty normal. Since you have bladder infections you will have to go to the bathroom more often. Just keep drinking plenty of water and take any antibiotics that the doc might give you.
Matt A
08/30/08
how do you get a overactive bladder? how do you treat it?
i am a 15 year old male. i keep peeing every hour. i think i have a over active bladder. how does a person just get it out of nowhere? how do u treat a overactive bladder? (other than medicine, or see a doctor)
nick k
05/31/09
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  I already sent you a pm but yes if you stop masturbating using the method I said then you will see results in one or two weeks.
Vincent
06/02/09
Enablex and overactive bladder?
yeah, my doc prescribed Emblex to me for overactive bladder; will i be able to function with out it if i decide to stop taking it.??
J
01/04/08
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  I guess it depends on what you mean by "function". Just a guess that you went to see your doctor due to a symptom. the medication will help that.
Bill T
01/04/08
Overactive bladder?
I have an overactive bladder, if i go on something like enablex drug, will i have to take it for the rest of my life.
Karl
01/17/08
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  no, you can take it for Short time
you should see your doctor to know what is the cause of overactive bladder it may be UTI , cystitis or prostatic enlargement if you above 60 years old
Dr.amr helmy
01/17/08
whats the best medicine you can get at the pharmacy for overactive bladder?
i am 15 years old, male. i think i have a overactive bladder because i took the symptom quiz and it tested the i do have oab. i have to pee almost every hour... and it gets very annoying. does anyone know the name of the medicine that helps oab?
nick k
06/15/09
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  Men generally do not have overactive bladder. Generally speaking, high amount of urination in men happen when they are older and have enlarged prostate.
In your case, I'll be thinking more on the lines of a small bladder or hormonal problems. I would go to a physician and discuss this issue.
Overactive bladder is more of a female problem. There are no OTCs for this, but there are a number of Rx drugs.
Lea
06/16/09
Should i tell my teacher i have an overactive bladder?
I'm in 6th grade and i have a teacher that won't let me go to the bathroom. Like i said i have an overactive bladder and can't wait that long to go. So should i just tell her the truth?
Sarah Hughes
11/26/09
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  Definitely. If you have to wait a whole period, (if you are in middle school) then that is totally bad. I know your teacher will understand with a doctor's or a parent's note.
Crazyloulou12
11/26/09
i keep wetting my pants due to an overactive bladder, what should i do?
i have ruined many pants in and out of school and need to wash them persistantly due to my overactive bladder, anything to help?
Frankie
12/08/09
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  go buy some diapers or carry a bottle
slimdaddy46
12/08/09
Overactive bladder?
What causes overactive bladder, and what are some remedies to help control it?
CartoonFreak1985
08/12/06
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  Once again I go to WebMd for my answer. As with anything that deals with reflexes and involuntary actions its normally a nerve impulse thing. Medications like Ditropan and the like help treat this as far as remedies go, maybe Kegal exercises would help.
NursingStudent35405
08/12/06
Can you recover from overactive bladder?
also do u know anyone who's young and has overactive bladder? do you think you can get better from it?
Serious
03/20/11
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  You need to ask your doctor. There is medication for it, but you may need an operation.
Riding My Pony
03/20/11
how do you know you have an overactive bladder?
how do you know if you have an overactive bladder and what could having an overactive bladder afect?
kasha_lundell27
07/18/08
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  by the frequency of micturation ,
drankurbhardwaj
07/24/08
BLADDER PROBLEM!!!! HELP!!!!!!?
i am a teenager and have had a bladder problem for about 9 months. i have had the constant feeling to pee and it hasnt gone away. even after i pee i feel like i have to go. the feeling is 24/7. my mom took me to a urology doctor and he diagnosed me with an overactive bladder. ive tried just about every medication from vesicare,toviaz,ditropane,enabalax. It wont go away!!!! I then had a cystoscopy and everything was okay. What should i do????????????? By the way i dont have any infections
brock31
07/26/10
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  Hi,

Is there a possibility that you might be drinking too much liquids? Especially soda, since it has a lot of sugar in it. It will constantly force your body to want to expel the excess sugar by peeing.
Josh P.
07/27/10
Overactive bladder possibly?
So I always feel the urge to go, like I might pee myself. School was very hard! I couldn't focus! And between every class I would go, in class...I felt like people might judge me! My teachers...friends...I have been to the doctor many times, gynecologist, family doctor..had ultrasounds...I was told it had to do with my period. I'm a fifteen-year-old girl who hasn't started my period yet. The urges come like every 2 months maybe, and last for maybe a month? It's random&has just started happening recently. (Past 4 months) It is not a bladder infection, medicine didn't work...tests came out negative. My gynecologist told me to take Ibuprofen&heating pads...barely helped. School will be starting soon&I am really nervous. I feel like I am always going to the bathroom! No one has mentioned Overactive Bladder to me. Could this be me? And I read about Toviaz helping OAB. Does it? Any store brand of this? And can I take it at my age? Please help me.:)
I drink as much water as I can at home to flush out my bladder! But at school or in the mornings, I drink nothing! My mom tells me I'm going to get dehydrated...but I can never tell if I really have to go or not! So I don't drink anything....which sucks bc I get so thirsty. Can someone help please?:)
:D
08/01/11
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  I am sorry girl. Well all I can tell you is to not drink lots of water,juice,soda or,any other beverage during school. That way you wont have to go during classes and you wont worry. If you get thirsty just drink alittle water and then go to the restroom. Hope I helped. : )
Roxanna
08/01/11
overactive bladder?
i think i have overactive bladder
kcin sanoj
10/29/07
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  me too, but my doctor said normal, anyway you should check with the doctor, they will check your urine to know what is going on ....
harry
10/29/07
tell me about oxybutynin for overactive bladder?
i am using it and it is 5 mg. twice a day instead could i take 2 at bedtime
Betty C
10/28/06
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  Why is this medication prescribed?Return to top
Oxybutynin is used to relieve urinary and bladder difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. It also helps to decrease muscle spasms of the bladder.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should this medicine be used?Return to top
Oxybutynin comes as a tablet and a syrup. Oxybutynin usually is taken two or three times a day.

Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take oxybutynin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

This medication usually is taken with water on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours after or 1 hour before meals. However, your doctor may want you to take oxybutynin with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.

What special precautions should I follow?Return to top
Before taking oxybutynin,

tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to oxybutynin or any other drugs.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially diuretics ('water pills'), lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), medications for high blood pressure, potassium supplements, and vitamins.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart, liver, kidney, or stomach disease; glaucoma; colitis; an enlarged prostate; intestinal disease or obstruction; an overactive thyroid gland; or myasthenia gravis.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking oxybutynin, call your doctor.
if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking oxybutynin.
you should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug.
plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Oxybutynin may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
What should I do if I forget a dose?Return to top
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?Return to top
Oxybutynin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

dry mouth
sensitivity to bright light
blurred vision
dry eyes
decreased sweating
flushing
upset stomach
drowsiness

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

fever
fast pulse
heart palpitations
restlessness
seizures
difficulty urinating
hallucinations (especially in children)

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?Return to top
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of emergency/overdoseReturn to top
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

What other information should I know?Return to top
Keep all appointments with your doctor.

Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

Brand namesReturn to top
Ditropan®
Ditropan® Syrup
Ditropan® XL
researchtissue
11/01/06
I was suggested Vesicare for overactive bladder...?
Does it help? Is is addictive? Any experienced users out there? Thank you all
Koshak
03/17/09
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  Vesicare is one of the newest overactive bladder medication. I've heard great responses from patient who have tried them. I have had patients stop taking it because of the cost. It tends to be high even with health insurance.

When you talked with your doctor, did you talk about what you expect from Vesicare? Vesicare works by controlling the bladder muscle. It helps reduce bladder urges and leakage but of course it doesn't completely eliminate them. Whether it helps you or not is really based on what you expect from the medication? Do you expect never to have bad urges or leakage? Or do you wish to minimize your leakage? Most of the time, patient's expectations from taking the medication is higher than what the medication actually performs. Everyone wishes there is something out there that will completely eliminate overactive bladder problems but so far all the medication that is out only helps reduce the problem not eliminate them

It is not a addictive medicine. It is a regular class 6 medication. Medications in classes 2 to 5 are the ones that people can get addicted to
Scarlet M
03/17/09
Peeing Issue?
The past few months, I have been peeing ALOT! But have no burning, stinging, or any of the UTI or bladder infection symptoms except that I pee alot.
I am 13, Is that too young to have overactive bladder?
And Enablex which treats that, says its for adults. Im 13, is that too young.

(please answer all the questions)
thanks!!!!!!!!!
IM NOT SEXUALLY ACTIVE, I DONT HAVE DIABETES, AND I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL! IM 13 years old, I would never
KristenAlly
06/21/08
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  Have you been drinking a lot of water recently? Or have you started drinking alcohol?
Andy P
06/21/08
What medicine BESIDES "DETROL LA" is good for an overactive bladder??
My doctor has given me DETROL LA and I'm having a side effect from it. TIRED DIZZY FATIQUE. "HELP"
THEMOJOMAN
08/10/08
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  Ditropan (oxybutynin) has really helped me. It may have the same
side effects that you have with Detrol. (Dry mouth, drowsiness, rapid heart beat).

Before spending money on another visit to the Doctor and on
different medicine......Have you tried taking 1/2 the recommended
dosage?

I also skip some days when I know I'm going to be home all day.
honna
08/14/08
Is there any medication out there for overactive bladder that's cheaper than Detrol LA?
My dr prescribed it for me but I have no insurance and it's over $100 for a 30 day supply. I can't afford that, nor can I afford to keep losing sleep because I have to go pee 8 times a night. Please help if you have any suggestions.
tilly & Baby Samantha
03/22/11
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  About a year ago,I mentioned my leaky valve situation at my annual OB/Gyn visit and my dr. gave me a sample of Detrol-LA. My bladder is the most comfortable it has ever been in my entire life! I've been taking it for about a year and I absolutely swear by it. My dr. said some women just take it when they anticipate a difficult period (vacation, etc.) I take one each morning and live virtually carefree. I also do not have an insurance, i purchase Detrol LA off reputable http://www.pompharmacy.com They deliver in about 12-15 days, but pills are cheaper and i do not need to visit a doctor to renew my prescription for Detrol LA. hope i helped.
Diana C.
03/26/11
What time of day should I take Vesicare?
I just got prescribed this medication yesterday. My bladder is very overactive, especially at night. I get up 5-15 times per might to urinate. I don't know if I should take this medication in the morning or at night...or even if it makes a difference. Any information pertaining to this is greatly appreciated!
Brianna C
02/09/11
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  Doesn't matter. Take it at the same time everyday.
Samantha G
02/09/11
Bladder infection?
I just had a baby and i think having the cathiter in gave me a bladder infection, cause its now hard to go kinda and i have a pain where my bladder is. All my mucsle hurt cause i had a c-section so im sore everywhere. but is there a way to fix a bladder infection without meds???
irishcuttie226
07/04/08
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  A catheter will definitely increase your chances of getting a UTI. Drink a lot of water and cranberry juice. If you don't really care for the cranberry juice that much because I know it can be quite strong in taste, try cranberry capsules. They sell these at the stores by the vitamin area. Buy the cranberry juice at the natural food stores not from the regular grocery store.

If you have lower back pain, fever, feel kind of confused mentally, or having burning/painful urination see your doctor right away without hesitation.
AngelEnt
07/04/08
How bad is Bladder Cancer for an 84 year old woman?
My Grandma has be diagnosed with Bladder Cancer at age 84. The Doctor told her that it is somewhat aggressive. She has to go for treatment every Friday for the next six weeks. Is Bladder Cancer something that you can die from easily? I am scared that she won't be around much longer. Any advise is great thanks.
They are going to inject a bacteria into her bladder and that's it. No chemo.
She does smoke and drink. She won'y quit smoking, she's done it for years.
jackie23290
08/22/08
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  "Joseph F" is right. But if you truly want the details for predicting her prognosis, you must know the stage and grade of her bladder carcinoma. Your grandma can get this information from her doctor if she wants you to have it. (patient confidentiality rules - it's her choice)
When you know the stage and grade of her disease, you can look it up online via the NCI or ask us here on YA. There are a number of cancer specialty doctors and other very knowledgeable medical people on this site.
Spreedog
08/23/08
Why do women seem to experience bladder problems and incontinence more than men?
I can understand women experiencing bladder problems if they have been through childbirth. But I have never had a baby, yet I have had bladder problems before, including a small bladder infection a few months ago. And during my life, I have known female friends who have not gone though childbirth, yet had bladder problems or slight incontinence problems at some point or other.
SadiePolly
08/01/11
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  Their urethra is much shorter than men's and if bacteria enters it finds its way quickly into the bladder. Women should also wash after sex in case bacteria has found its way there.
scoutma53
08/01/11
What is the treatment of a bladder infection?
I have re-current bladder infections (UTI's) and I was taught in school that if someone has a bladder infection they can try to treat it on their own if they push the cranberry pills and lots of fluids. However, on a recent call to my doctor (rather nurse), I was informed that if I have an actual bladder infection, the only way to treat it is by taking antibiotics.
HeyHer87
09/17/09
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  If it is a true bacterial infection then you will need a antibiotic..usually they will give one called Levaquin..you will be on it for 1-2 weeks...also drink lots of water...the med that makes you pee orange is not an anibiotic but it is a pain med to help with stinging and burning when you pee..hope this helps
Rabby
09/17/09
what will effectively reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?
ever since i got a bad bladder infection which spread to my kidneys ive had what i think are bladder spasms it feels like almost tender when i pee and like i have to pee more than i do its like it feels like the muscles are sore when i push to pee i know for certian it is not an std or another bladder infection please help its quite painfully annoying
Megan
04/21/10
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  ask your doctor about ditropan.
Annie
04/21/10
Which antidepressants will help with bladder spasms?
I was reading about Tofranil, used to treat depression and bladder spasms. I have both of these and this seemed like a miracle drug but after further researching it i might not be able to take it. Something i did come across though while researching bladder spasms was that "some" antidepressants (including Tofranil) will help sooth the bladder. Does anyone know any of the other antidepressants that could help with bladder issues?
Jason
04/05/11
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What exactly does it mean to "tack up" a woman's bladder?
I have developed bladder incontinence although I am only 44 and have only one child. But I have had alot of illness and catheteriziations. Next week they're gonna "tack up"my bladder. What does tat mean and what can I expect?
Clover
01/25/08
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  My mom and my older sister both had this surgery....more than likely, your pregnancy caused your bladder to gradually
move downwards out of its usual place....to "Tack Up" a bladder is referring to the surgery that puts the bladder back into its proper place....I believe they use stitches, which are removed later. Your doctor should have explained this to you. Why don't you call and ask him for the details? My sister had it done as an outpatient, but it took about 2-3 weeks for recovery. She was sore afterwards and not able to lift things, but is fine now.
DRS
01/25/08
Bladder cancer ?
How bladder cancer can be detected by imaging technique and give more information on clinical findings of bladder cancers.
Adam c
03/14/08
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  Bladder cancers may be detected using intravenous urography, ultrasound, CT, or MRI where filling defects within the bladder are noted. However, the presence of cancer is confirmed by cystoscopy and biopsy, so imaging is useful primarily for evaluating the upper urinary tract and in staging the more advanced lesions.
jaya r
03/14/08
Bladder problems, please help!!?
Well i've had this problem with my bladder for one year. I'm 17 years old, female, virgin. And for the last year I have had pressure on my bladder that is constant even if i have just gone to the bathroom. I don't have a very large bladder, I usually use the restroom every 2 - 3 hours. And every once in a while, I have to use the bathroom like every 20 minutes and i go a lot, but its 100% clear, no yellow at all (sorry for the description), this happens for the whole day like a few times a month. Its horrible! Ive been the doctors at least 10 times, including a family doctor, gyno, urologist. And have had countless urine tests, and nothing shows up. And every test comes up normal. So please don't say i have a bladder infection or urinary track infection, because i don't. Right now i'm taking Oxytrol patches, and have been taking magnesium every morning. It sometimes works, but no way enough! Please, what could I have? help!
girlie [♥]
07/31/07
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  do u drink alot of water or fluids? or maybe ur body just retains too many liquids. i mean that some girls give too many fluids that they have to pee out. omg i cant explain it but my aunt has it. its not a disease or anything its just normal in some women. sorry no help :(
precious
07/31/07
How many poeple on here know someone who is under 40 with bladder cancer?
I am almost 39 and female and never smoked in my life and have bladder cancer. It has spread to my lymp nodes.I will be seeing a specialist this week. This may not be treatable. But I just need to know if you or anyone you know has or had cancer of the bladder under 40? and it is not as rare as people say becasue I have it.
Heaven bound
03/02/08
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  Bladder cancer under 40 years old

The good news is THAT YOU WILL BE SEEING A SPECIALIST THIS WEEK.

Yes, I think it is very rare, certainly nowhere in numbers to breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, testicular cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer.

Medicine today is treating all kinds of cancers and getting better everyday with pharmacological advances and nutrition regimens that can enhance your immune system.

Your mental attitude plays a major part in fighting the progression of the disease and recovering from any therapies. You fight it, girl. Pray. And take an active role in your condition. This means you crack open the books. You question your medical providers. You make INFORMED DECISIONS. You make the lifestyle changes that the professionals say will benefit you, such as reducing other stressors in your life. You fight it, girl. And pray. I will include you in mine.
JR
03/02/08

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