Urology Specialists of Ohio
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There is a complex interplay between your bladder, nerve signals, and your brain. This coordinated effort lets you know when your bladder is becoming full, as well as when it is time to be emptied. With an overactive bladder (OAB), however, the muscles of the bladder contract involuntarily creating the need to urinate, even though your bladder may not be full. An overactive bladder causes challenges every day, such as loss of urine control and the fear of an accident. This causes patients to isolate themselves from friends and family and may limit the ability to work. Urological Specialists of Ohio in Springfield Ohio, specialize in urogynecology and offers treatment for patients suffering from an overactive bladder.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might have an overactive bladder:
- Frequent urination, usually 8-10 or more times in a 24 hour period
- Awakening several times at night to urinate, usually 2-3 times or more
- Urge incontinence (loss of urine that occurs with the urge to urinate)
Several factors, including neurological disorders, diet, and medications can contribute to the symptoms of overactive bladder. OAB can be a symptom of a larger problem, such as bladder stones or urinary tract infections. An overactive bladder is NOT a normal part of aging or childbirth
Overactive bladder is a treatable condition and it’s possible to stop the constant disruptions and start living life again.
Thank you for choosing our group of doctors and staff for your Urology needs. In order for us to better serve you, below is a checklist of things to know and bring to your first appointment. If you do not have the paperwork filled out prior to your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete in the office. If you do not have the paperwork filled out prior to your appointment time then your appointment will be rescheduled to another date.
Urology Specialists of Ohio has been a committed part of the Springfield community for more that 10 years, and now serves Springfield, Beavercreek, London, Xenia, and Urbana striving to improve the medical community, with excellence in all areas of urology.
Our goals are to provide state of the art medical treatment for patients with genitourinary problems. We provide this in the most compassionate and cost effective way possible. We take pride in providing excellent care with attention to detail and respect in a friendly atmosphere.
Several prescription medications are available to relieve the symptoms of OAB. Oral medications can be prescribed, and injections of temporary muscle paralyzers, such as BOTOX, into the bladder may also help.
Bladder training can improve control by setting a schedule for urination. As control of the pelvic muscles improves, the patient can increase the time between bathroom breaks. This is a cognitive process that helps by writing down reminders and a schedule to urinate.
Certain foods and drinks can irritate the bladder and cause OAB. Urological Specialists of Ohio will create a diet plan to help identify the patient’s trigger foods.
Specific pelvic floor exercises, known as Kegels, can increase the muscles and improve a patient’s control over their bladder.
To stimulate the nerves, a small device (similar to a pacemaker) is implanted under the skin of the upper buttocks. This stimulation of nerves offers relief to patients that suffer from bladder issues. This procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery and done with local anesthesia. The majority of patients see improvement with OAB almost immediately after InterStim is placed.
Minimally Invasive Bladder Surgery
Urological Specialists of Ohio can increase bladder capacity or remove a part of the bladder with a technique that avoids making large incisions. The benefits include less discomfort, less bleeding, less risk of infection, and a quicker recovery time. This surgery is usually only recommended for patients with extreme overactive bladder.
Keeping track of your bladder for a few days can help Urological Specialists of Ohio diagnosis and treat overactive bladder. Patients should keep track of the type and amount of food and drink they consume. Also, patients should note the time that they go to the bathroom and the amount of urine they eliminate during each trip.
OAB DURING PREGNANCY?
Many women do experience overactive bladder and incontinence during and after pregnancy. It may be the start of a long-term problem or indicate other concerns. Tell the staff or doctors of Urological Specialists of Ohio about any concerns regarding OAB or incontinence.
OAB AND AGING?
The risk and severity of overactive bladder do increase with age, but that does not mean it is natural or untreatable. Urological Specialists of Ohio treat OAB in patients of all ages and can help find a solution for each person.
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1164 E. Home Road
Springfield, Ohio 45503