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Patient update Covid-19

After weeks of lockdown and remote consultations for our patients, we are very pleased to once again to be able offer face to face consultations for our patients where appropriate. Needless to say we will continue to put patient safety first, use appropriate social distancing measures, and also provide telehealth (remote consultations).

For any specific questions on how the service is running please give us a call on 0333 772 0768 or drop us a line info@manchesterurology.org.uk  #StaySafe

 

An overactive bladder is a condition suffered by both men and women. It is characterised by uninary frequency throughout the day and the night associated with a sudden compelling desire to pass urine. Patients may also complain of urinary incontinence because they cannot reach the bathroom quickly enough. There are several causes of an overactive bladder including urinary tract infection, bladder stones or even bladder cancer but in the great majority of patients the definitive cause is not found.

Various investigations will be performed in order to delineate the cause of an overactive bladder, blood tests may be performed along with a flow test and a scan of the bladder. Some patients undergo bladder inspection, or a cystoscopy, whilst others may go on to have urodynamic studies or pressure studies of the bladder. Treatment of an active bladder is stepwise, patients are advised on lifestyle modification and often given tablets to try and relax the bladder and reduce the spasm. If that fails they may be offered more invasive therapy such as Botox injections directly into the bladder muscle, they may be able to undergo nerve stimulation in order to relax the bladder and in very rare circumstances, surgery may be required.