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Tips to reduce symptoms of overactive bladder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My urologist diagnosed me with overactive bladder. I am only 25 and have also been refered to a proctologist for some rectal discomfort I have been having off and on, probably fissures. Could there be any relation to the two? The feeling I have is like a constant burning/urinary frequency feeling.
Doctor :   HI
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr.
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User :   ok
User :   to be clear the urination feeling is all the time, it doesn't go away very often and when it does it's either for 1 day or 2 weeks.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have the feeling of bladder being filled?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you able to hold the urine before you rush to the rest room?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have urine drippling, like undies wet?
User :   no
User :   no
User :   I can actually ignore the feeling if I keep myself busy and never usually find myself running to the washroom
Doctor :   Ok, do you have pain or discomfort during urination?
User :   no, I have a irritating feeling all the time but nothing when I actually urinate
Doctor :   Ok, while answering to your question specifically
Doctor :   Yes, there is a relationship between the fissure or rectal irritation and the bladder overactivity
Doctor :   You should see a Proctologist.
User :   my overativity started last september but recal not till march, could it be that I had a fissure and just didn't know it till then?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   To reduce the discomfort I have few tips for you
Doctor :   1) Reduce the intake of fluids
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) No caffeine and alcohol
Doctor :   3) Empty the bladder as soon as possible ( once every 2 hours)
User :   I have done the first 2
Doctor :   Apart from these, you can ask you Doctor about Urinary antiseptics and analgesics
Doctor :   till the time you see the proctologist and nature of the cause found
User :   well I just found out that I am pregnant so that is out of the question...darn!
Doctor :   Pregnancy is a recent happening so it cannot be related to the overactive bladder
User :   no, I am only 4 weeks. This started almost 1 year ago
Doctor :   Normal regular exercise and high fibre diet helps in healing the fissure
Doctor :   and symptoms of overactive bladder
User :   could this be a gynocological issue?
Doctor :   You have not given a history relating to the Gynecological issue
User :   no, it was just a general question
Doctor :   Yest
Doctor :   yes there are reason of overactive bladder
Doctor :   if one has gynecological issues
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