1 AnswerMay Wakamatsu, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredWithout your awareness, there is a constant loop of communication between your bladder and one of your lower spinal nerves (the third sacral nerve). About six times per second, the sacral nerve sends an impulse to the bladder to remind it "don't go now." If that signal isn't sufficiently strong or frequent, you can develop problems with urgency and frequency, known as overactive bladder (frequent urination and urges to urinate). Neurological strategies for overactive bladder attempt to improve the signaling from this sacral nerve.
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If you have the urge to urinate frequently but don't void much fluid, your doctor might recommend a post void residual measurement test to see if you are emptying your bladder completely. To do this, you will urinate, and then your doctor will insert a small, soft tube (catheter) into the bladder through the urethra to drain any remaining urine. Alternatively, your doctor might use an abdominal ultrasound to get an image of your bladder and the amount of fluid in it.
2 AnswersMost people find that sticking to a schedule is the only way to manage their daily business. If you're struggling with bladder problems, try applying the same strategy. Simply put: Try peeing on a regular schedule. Don't wait for the urge to hit you suddenly when you're in a meeting or standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. Empty your bladder on a regular basis, and you may find that you experience fewer problems with urine leaks.
3 AnswersSneezing at the wrong time, such as during a romantic moment, can be embarrassing enough. But if you have problems with bladder control, a simple sneeze can actually make you leak urine. That's because the force of a sneeze puts pressure on the bladder, the organ that stores urine. If the muscles that control your bladder have weakened, all that force may cause urine to leak before you can make it to a bathroom.
There is usually little you can do about sneezing, but your doctor can recommend strategies for strengthening the muscles that control your bladder and to help you avoid embarrassing urine leaks.
1 AnswerIt is not known how interstitial cystitis affects overactive bladder. Interstitial cystitis is a rare disorder also known as “painful bladder syndrome.” It is a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. The main symptoms are painful, frequent urination. Interstitial cystitis may occasionally cause urine to leak. Both interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder may include nocturia. This is frequent urination at night.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
1 AnswerMen's bodies are generally better designed to prevent urine leakage. This is because the urethra in men (the tube through which urine flows out of the body) is longer. This helps men to be better able to control their urine flow until they can get to the bathroom.
1 AnswerThe urinary system requires all muscles and nerves to work together. Nerve messages travel to and from the brain. These tell the bladder when it is time to release urine. Nerve damage can cause the bladder muscles to squeeze without warning. This can causes the following overactive bladder symptoms:
• Urinary frequency, which is urinating eight or more times a day or two or more times at night
• Urinary urgency, which is a sudden, strong need to go immediately
• Urge incontinence, which is urine leaking because of a sudden, strong urge to urinate
1 AnswerOveractive bladder may cause bed wetting in adults and children. Bed wetting may have other causes as well. Childhood urinary problems may be associated with overactive bladder in adults. These childhood problems may include bed wetting. It is rare for bed wetting to first begin when someone is an adult. If it occurs, you should talk to your doctor because it could be a sign of a medical problem.
1 AnswerOveractive bladder can be inconvenient, embarrassing, and uncomfortable. But it usually is not painful. If you feel pain, you may have a different bladder condition. Certain urinary conditions can be painful, including:
• Painful bladder syndrome. This is also called interstitial cystitis. The main symptom of this rare, chronic condition is painful, frequent urination. It may occasionally cause incontinence.
• Bladder cancer. Symptoms include incontinence, urinary urgency, and burning when urinating. It also may cause pelvic pain and bloody urine.
• Bladder stones. These can have symptoms similar to bladder cancer. 105 Overactive bladder usually is not painful. If you feel pain, you may have a different bladder condition. 68 Understand about any painful concerns related to overactive bladder.