woman going to toilet

Overactive bladder (OAB) can be described as having the urge to go to the bathroom urgently and often. Statistics show that as many as 40 percent of women in the United States live with OAB symptoms. While OAB is a common concern among women, Emory Women’s Center Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery provider, Dr. Sana Ansari explains, “Overactive bladder can be such a strain on an individual and sometimes even on family members. Many women living with OAB do not seek medical treatment despite their urinary symptoms having an uncomfortable and embarrassing impact on their daily lives.”

The risk factors for OAB include:

Hormone changes

Pelvic muscle weakness or spasms

A urinary tract infection

Side effects from a medication

Diseases that affect the brain or spinal cord, like stroke and multiple sclerosis

Emory Women's Center pelvic health providers have specialized expertise in urinary incontinence. Our physicians provide advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for women with incontinence and overactive bladder.  The good news is that there are several things you can do to manage OAB. 

Treatment options can include: 

Behavioral Changes -- pelvic floor muscle exercises, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding foods/drinks that are irritating to the bladder, scheduled toilet trips

Prescription Medications

Minimally Invasive procedures, such as Bladder Botox and Nerve Stimulation

Dr. Sana Ansari, MD, who treats patients both at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital along with her colleagues at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, are highly trained in laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. 

When it comes to patients with OAB, Dr. Sana Ansari wants women to know that “the benefits of treating overactive bladder can be far-reaching.” Emory Women’s Center has four convenient locations to serve you: Emory University Hospital/The Emory Clinic on Clifton Road, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Please make an appointment with one of our Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery providers to discuss your treatment options today.

Learn more. 

To find out more about the Emory Women's Center Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery services or to make an appointment to speak with Sana Ansari, MD, call 404 – 778 – 3401.

 

We have four convenient locations to serve you: Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital/The Emory Clinic on Clifton Road, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. 

For Patient Appointments Call: 404-778-3401.

Recommended for you