Overactive bladder is a very common condition in women that causes uncontrollable and frequent need to pass urine. At Aashray, various effective treatments are offered to help you cope with this condition.
Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a condition that is characterized by a set of symptoms, the most common being
the sudden and frequent urge to urinate. You may experience the need to urinate many times throughout the
day and night. Some women may also experience urge incontinence - unintentional leakage of urine. The
symptoms of the overactive bladder result when the bladder muscles contract involuntarily even when the
volume of urine in your bladder is low. Overactive bladder and its associated symptoms may cause stress and
embarrassment and negatively affect your work and social life.
The symptoms of overactive bladder include -
Several conditions can cause overactive bladder, including-
During a health checkup, the doctor will discuss your symptoms, pattern, and medical history to diagnose
overactive bladder and recommend a suitable treatment. You may also have to go through a physical examination of
your rectum and pelvis.
If the cause and treatment is not defined and decided upon in the initial health checkup, you may be asked to go through the following tests -
During this test, pressure in the bladder and the flow of urine will be checked with the help of various
Dr. Ashit Shah is a senior consultant Urologist heading Aashray Urology Institute. After completing his M.B.B.S. and M.S. in General Surgery, he was awarded Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.) in Genito-Urinary Surgery by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. He earned his Diplomate in Laparoscopic Urology from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France in the year 2006. Dr. Shah has a special interest in Endo-Urology, especially Urolithiasis i.e. Urinary Stone Disease. Having spent more than 27 years in the profession of Urology, he has experience of over 75,000 urological consultations and more than 15,000 surgeries. Being counted amongst the torch bearers of ethical and transparent medical practice in the city of Vadodara, he was conferred ‘Inspiring Urologist Award’ for the year 2019 by The Economic Times.