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I have a constant urge to pass water all the time. I am just

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I have a constant urge to pass water all the time. I am just finished passing urine when a minute or two later I have the urge to go again. I visited my doctor last year and he put me on Kentera patches. I used them for a while until it cleared up. Do you think I need to go back on them? I find them hard to use.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Your symptoms suggest urge incontinence.

Dr. D.J. :

THis happens due to the over active bladder muscles causing frequent urination.

Dr. D.J. :

Of course urinary tract infection should be ruled out first with urine analysis.

Dr. D.J. :

Kentera patch works well for this type of problem.

Dr. D.J. :

There are other medications as well with lesser side effects.

Dr. D.J. :

Toterodine and solifenacine are such examples.

Dr. D.J. :

Their side effects are less bothersome than kentera.

Dr. D.J. :

Why do you find kentera hard to use?

Customer:

I find kentera gives me a terrible taste in my throat and mouth. Is this usual?

Dr. D.J. :

yes this can occur with oxybutynine.

Dr. D.J. :

dry mouth is the problem

Dr. D.J. :

you can use artificial saliva substitute.

Dr. D.J. :

You can try Tolterodine if possible.

Customer:

Can these be bought without a prescription?

Dr. D.J. :

unfortunately not.

Dr. D.J. :

you need prescription.

Dr. D.J. :

Please avoid caffeine, soda, alcoholic beverages.

Dr. D.J. :

they can make you pee frequently.

Dr. D.J. :

Also do not drink too much fluids, avoid tight undergarments.

Customer:

ok. Will I have to take this medication all the time?

Dr. D.J. :

Pelvic muscle exercises should be performed daily to strengthen the bladder sphincter and muscles.

Dr. D.J. :

Not necessarily.

Dr. D.J. :

You need to use sometime.

Dr. D.J. :

Please make these lifestyle changes --you will see lot of benefits.

Dr. D.J. :

This is a link to the guide to pelvic floor exercises:

Customer:

Thank you.

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