Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be an overactive bladder.
  • I have OAB, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have OAB, and I'm having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be an overactive bladder.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 25, 2018

  1. Are my symptoms a sign of OAB?
  2. Could my symptoms be caused by an underlying illness or medications I'm taking?  
  3. What tests should I have? What do they look for?
  4. Are there simple ways I can manage my incontinence?
  5. Are there medications to treat OAB?

I have OAB, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 25, 2018

  1. What is causing my incontinence?
  2. Are there simple ways I can manage my OAB without medication?
  3. Would medication help lessen my symptoms? What are the side effects?
  4. Would surgery help? If so, what type of surgery and what are the risks?
  5. Would bladder training or other approaches help me?

I have OAB, and I'm having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 25, 2018

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that my incontinence is getting worse?
  2. Could my problems be a side effect of medication I take?
  3. Should I try a different medication? Should I consider surgery?
  4. Should I have additional tests done? What do the tests look for?
  5. Should I consult a specialist on incontinence?