Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be OAB or incontinence.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on November 10, 2017

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

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

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on November 10, 2017

  1. What's causing my incontinence? Can the cause be treated?
  2. Should I try using protective underwear or pads?
  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 or incontinence, and I'm having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on November 10, 2017

  1. Could my worsening symptoms be a sign of an infection or some other medical problem?
  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 will the tests look for?
  5. What else can you suggest to help me manage my problems?