Fast Five Quiz: Overactive Bladder

Bradley Schwartz, DO


September 25, 2020

The clinician should ask patients with OAB about:

  • Onset, nature, duration, severity, and bother of lower urinary tract symptoms

  • Medical and surgical history

  • Obstetric and gynecologic history

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications: Relevant medications include anticholinergics or antimuscarinics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedatives or hypnotics, diuretics, caffeine, alcohol, narcotics, alpha-adrenergic blockers, alpha-adrenergic agonists, beta-adrenergic agonists, and calcium channel blockers.

  • Review of systems, including genitourinary and neurologic findings

  • Social history, including smoking, alcohol consumption, and fluid intake

Read more about the presentation of OAB.


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