How to treat Overactive Bladder

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psimbee1
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by psimbee1 on Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:20 pm

How to treat Overactive Bladder

I have been diagnosed with overactive bladder and I have 3 diverticuli within the walls of my bladder. I am in constant pain and constantly have the feeling of 'wanting to go' although I am not incontinent. It is possible I may have IC as I have an auto-immune disease - CFS/ME and I have recently been told by a Gynaecologist that I have widespread nerve damage in my pelvis which is probably causing the bladder pain. The drugs I have tried have given me side affects and I wonder if there is anything new (or complimentary medicine) that may help my pain. Thanks.

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Mr Sachin Malde
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by Mr Sachin Malde on Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:47 pm

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Hi

Sorry to hear you are having so much pain from your bladder. It may be that the cause is IC, but there may be other reasons for your symptoms too. Have you had a cystoscopy (telescopic examination of your bladder)? Unfortunately, a number of medications for pain can lead to bad side effects. There are other potential options to help with your symptoms (such as putting chemicals directly into your bladder), depending on what we think the underlying cause is after a thorough evaluation. I would recommend seeing a specialist to talk through the various options that may be suitable for you.
Mr Sachin Malde
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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 pm

Re: How to treat Overactive Bladder

Yes i agree with Sachin
You need a cystoscopy and urodynamics to define exactly what is going on
The treatments may be directly into the bladder such as Cystistat or possibly Botox for the bladder if primarily overactive.
A functional urologist is the best person and most most major units have one of these specialists

Ben
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