Where are you on the OAB treatment pathway?
A medical professional has confirmed you have OAB with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and/or leakage.
Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes
Managing daily fluid intake, reducing bladder irritants (eg, caffeine), using disposable pads or underwear, and/or strengthening exercises for pelvic floor muscles
Over-the-counter products (oral medications or transdermal patch)
Prescription oral medication such as an anticholinergic and/or a beta-3 agonist
Medication administered into the bladder. Treatment is repeated a few times a year.
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
Electrode nerve stimulation near your ankle targeting the tibial nerve that leads to the bladder. Typically administered in office weekly for 12 weeks, then monthly.
Implantable percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
A neurostimulator, which is implanted subcutaneously in the lower leg, targeting the tibial nerve that leads to the bladder. Typically performed in office and battery lasts
1 to 8 years.
A surgically implanted device targeting the sacral nerve that leads to the bladder. Performed in surgery center and hospital outpatient settings and battery lasts
3 to 15 years.
Surgery (in rare cases)
Augmentation cystoplasty (bladder enlargement)
Indwelling catheters (including transurethral, suprapubic)
As you can see, just because you’ve tried one or two approaches doesn’t mean you’ve exhausted all of your options. Don’t give up hope before you’ve asked your healthcare provider about all possible treatment options.
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