Zeid Pelvic Health Center
Gynecology & Urogynecology located in Tyler, TX
Overactive bladder (OAB) is common and causes a sudden and urgent need to urinate. Though you may develop OAB from any number of causes, it’s a treatable condition. At Zeid Pelvic Health Center in Tyler, Texas, Yasser Zeid, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, a dual board-certified OB/GYN, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.
Overactive Bladder Q & A
What is an overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder is a type of urinary incontinence that causes a sudden, uncontrollable need to urinate. The urge may be so strong that you may leak urine before you reach the bathroom.
With an overactive bladder, you may also find yourself going to the bathroom more often, especially at night.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, Zeid Pelvic Health Center can help. Dr. Zeid is a dual board-certified OB/GYN who specializes in urogynecology and urinary incontinence.
What causes an overactive bladder?
Involuntary contractions of your bladder may cause your overactive bladder symptoms.
Normally, when your bladder is full, nerve signals trigger the urge to urinate. Then, during urination, these nerves signal the relaxation of your pelvic floor muscles and urethral sphincter, while at the same time signaling your bladder muscle to contract and push the urine through.
With an overactive bladder, your bladder muscles contract on their own, even if you don’t have a full bladder. There are many conditions that may cause the involuntary contractions, including:
- Neurological disorders
- Nerve damage from diabetes
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Bladder stones or bladder tumors
- Medication side effect
Women may also develop an overactive bladder because of the hormonal changes that occur during menopause.
What happens during an overactive bladder evaluation?
When you visit Zeid Pelvic Health Center for an overactive bladder evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive exam. Dr. Zeid uses cutting-edge technology to diagnose the root cause of your overactive bladder, so you get the most effective treatment.
During the evaluation, Dr. Zeid reviews your symptoms, medical and gynecological history, and the types of medications and supplements you take. He then performs a physical and pelvic exam.
Dr. Zeid may also perform urodynamic testing to assess bladder function and how well it empties urine.
How is overactive bladder treated?
Zeid Pelvic Health Center develops a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your overactive bladder. Your treatment may depend on the root cause and severity of your symptoms.
Treatment options may include:
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises
- Bladder training
- Bladder instillations
- Bathroom schedule
- Bladder injections
- Percutaneous tibial neuromodulation
- InterStim™ neuromodulation
Dr. Zeid holds a certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. If needed, he may recommend surgical intervention to enlarge your bladder or divert urine flow. However, treatment of OAB rarely requires surgery.
To schedule a consultation to discuss treatment options for overactive bladder, call Zeid Pelvic Health Center, or book an appointment online today.