Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Riverside, CA
Dr. Howard Aubert offers testing for overactive bladder including urge incontinence and urge frequency. If you are experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder, contact Dr. Aubert to discuss how InterStim can relieve signs of incontinence. Due to his surgical expertise many patients drive from Moreno Valley, San Bernardo, Corona, and Orange County for treatment.To schedule your appointment at our urology clinic in Riverside, CA, please call (951) 585-1800 or request an appointment online!
Overactive Bladder Symptoms
If you're experiencing the symptoms of common bladder control problems, it's time to see a bladder incontinence specialist who may ask you to fill out a symptom tracker to get a better idea of your daily experience and help confirm your diagnosis.
Symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) include:
- Urinating before you reach the bathroom
- Experiencing frequent leaks
- Using pads or protective garments
- Frequent, uncontrollable urge to go
- Going more than 8 times a day
- Feeling like your bladder is never empty
Symptoms of urinary retention* include:
- Can't tell if your bladder is full
- Holding increasingly large amounts of urine
- Weak or dribbling stream
- Needing to use a catheter
* Medtronic Bladder Control Therapies do not treat obstructive urinary retention.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
Discussing Treatment with Dr. Aubert
Depending upon the individual’s unique case of overactive bladder, Dr. Howard Aubert will recommend a course of treatment that may consist of one single treatment, or may be a combination of several popular treatment methods. It is typical to begin treating OAB by trying the most minimal treatments at first, and gradually transitioning to more invasive methods if they are required. The severity of the individual’s condition will also factor heavily into this decision. If lifestyle changes are not enough to relieve the patient’s symptoms, then medications, injections, and nerve stimulation therapy will likely be explored as additional options. In some cases, the cause of a particular patient’s OAB may be unknown, despite the completion of every diagnostic procedure possible. In such instances, it is best to look for ways in which you can manage the symptoms of overactive bladder. It is also possible to lower your likelihood of developing this condition by utilizing the following preventative strategies:
- Do not smoke
- Avoid diuretics like coffee and alcohol
- Stay regularly active
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Address any known health conditions that may influence or worsen your OAB, such as diabetes or neurological disorders
- Utilize pelvic floor strengthening exercises like Kegels
Schedule a Consultation for Overactive Bladder Diagnosis in Riverside, CA Today!
If you are experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder including urge incontinence and urge frequency, contact Dr. Howard Aubert to discuss your symptoms and the treatment options available. Dr. Aubert offers OAB treatment with the latest advancements in incontinence treatment for patients located in the Inland Empire area including Moreno Valley, San Bernardo, Corona, and Orange County. To schedule oab testing at our urology clinic in Riverside, CA, please call (951) 585-1800 or request an appointment through our secure online form.