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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Overactive Bladder or Urge Incontinence

Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with overactive bladder (OAB), ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

  1. Are there medications I can take to treat my OAB?
  2. What side-effects might the medication cause, and what can I do to manage them?
  3. How quickly do the medications take effect?
  4. What if the medications don't work for me? Are there other treatment options?
  5. If my OAB gets better, can I stop taking the medication?
  6. Are there foods or beverages I should avoid to keep from making my OAB worse?
  7. Are there other lifestyle steps I can take to help manage my OAB?
  8. Is there a support group where I can talk to other people who have OAB?
  9. How might my intimate relationship be affected by my OAB or the treatment for it?
  10. What new OAB treatments are being developed, and are there clinical trials I could participate in?

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on October 18, 2012
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