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Vesicare (Solifenacin) – Oral

Vesicare (solifenacin) is a drug used to treat overactive bladder. It is part of a drug class called anticholinergics. Additional Content Provided...

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Why Does Adult Bedwetting Happen?

Nocturnal enuresis—or bedwetting—may be a symptom of bladder control issues. Learn how it’s diagnosed and when it’s considered a medical...

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What Is Urinary Retention?

Urinary retention is when you can't empty your bladder completely. Learn about the causes in men and women and how acute or chronic retention is...

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Stress Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a type of incontinence that causes urine (pee) to leak when physical movements put pressure on the bladder....

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Bladder Cancer vs. Bladder Infection: What Are the Differences?

Bladder cancer is often mistaken for a bladder infection. They share many of the same symptoms—increased urgency, frequency, and pain with...

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An Overview of Microalbuminuria

In microalbuminuria, a small amount of the protein albumin is present in the urine, which is often an early indicator of kidney disease. Learn more....

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How to Use Vaginal Weights for Incontinence

Vaginal weights are tiny cones used to build better bladder control. Find out how to use them to treat incontinence. Stress incontinence can make...

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Managing Overactive Bladders in Men

Overactive bladder (OAB) in men can disrupt day-to-day life. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for this condition. For most men, one...

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Is Urinating Often a Sign of an Overactive Bladder?

Get details on how often you should pee based on normal bladder function, plus get information on what may be to blame if you go more than is...

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An Overview of Polyuria

Polyuria is the medical terminology for excessive urination and could indicate either diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus, among other things....

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Bladder Health

Learn what may be behind trouble holding in or releasing urine, pain, and an urgency to pee - and what you can do to improve your bladder issue.

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Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common after surgery. Find out why they are so common, how they can be prevented and how they are treated. A...

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What Is a Bladder Infection?

A bladder infection is caused by bacteria and is treated with antibiotics. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. A bladder...

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An Overview of Hydronephrosis

Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of a swollen kidney, called hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis, or...

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What to Know About Nitrofurantoin

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn when it is used and what side effects and interactions to...

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What Is Transient Incontinence?

A look at the type of urinary incontinence called transient incontinence. Covers causes of transient incontinence. Have you ever had a cold and...

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Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection in the bladder, urethra, or kidney. Reviewed by a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist.

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What to Know About Myrbetriq (Mirabegron)

Myrbetriq (mirabegron) is an oral medication for treating overactive bladder. It's often given with VESIcare (solifenacin). Myrbetriq...

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An Overview of Bladder Exstrophy

Bladder exstrophy (BE) is a rare birth defect in which the bladder of the fetus develops outside the body. It is often identified by ultrasound....

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What Type Of Doctors Diagnose And Treat Urinary Incontinence?

Learn about what urinary incontinence is and the different types of doctors you can turn to for diagnosis and treatment of loss of bladder control....

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An Overview of Epispadias

Epispadias is a rare congenital birth defect of the urinary tract. The condition is present at birth and alters the way urine exits the body....

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Overview of Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a bladder obstruction and when to see a urologist. Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) is a...

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Neurogenic Bladder: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Neurogenic bladder is lack of control over urination due to problems with the nerves that control it. Find out about causes, symptoms, and...

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Urinary Incontinence Causes and Treatment

With urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, can be distressing, there are ways to diagnose and treat the causes in both men and women....

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What to Expect During a Cystogram

Get info on what to expect during a cystogram, an X-ray often used to diagnose bladder issues. Find out about its uses, side effects, results, and...

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When You Have Painful Urination and Burning (Dysuria)

Find out what painful urination with burning can often be a sign of and when you should see a doctor about it. Painful urination with burning, also...

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An Overview of UTI in Men

Urinary problems can strike men of any age. If the urinary tract is affected (including the kidneys and bladder), it can cause symptoms unique to...

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Treatment for Bladder Control Problems

Learn about the possible treatments for urinary incontinence, from pelvic exercises and bladder training to medical devices and surgical procedures....

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