Overactive bladder is a condition in which the patient feels a frequent and strong urge to urinate. This can also cause urge incontinence in which patients experience a strong desire to urinate, but leak before they are able to get to the bathroom. Interstitial cystitis is another condition, which can lead to the symptoms of an overactive bladder and pelvic pain associated with urination and sometimes intercourse.
An estimated 15 million people in the United States experience significant urinary frequency, loss of urinary control, and/or unexplained pelvic pain. These symptoms can severely affect a patient’s quality of life. The providers at Wisconsin Institute of Urology offer an array of options for the treatment of overactive bladder and urge incontinence. These include behavioral modification, medications, and sometimes surgery.