Do you go to the washroom so much that it interferes with your daily life? Do you have that intense urge to pass urine that is almost about to leak? If so, you might be suffering from (OAB) overactive bladder.

If you ever had urinary symptoms, you may have noticed that the urinary problem increases if your bowels are not clear or you are constipated.

So what defines constipation?

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. When a person passes more than three bowel movements a week or has difficulty in bowel movements it can be labeled as constipation.

Common symptoms being:
  • Less than three bowel movements per weak
  • Hard, dry, or lumpy stools
  • Straining to pass stools
  • A sensation of fullness or Sense of incomplete evacuation of bowel
  • Pain during bowel movement
How is constipation related to urinary symptoms?

Constipation causes the colon to enlarge inserting pressure on the bladder and not letting it store urine as much as it is supposed to or it may block the urinary outlet making one always feel bladder full, eventually leading to increased frequency and urgency at urination.

Having that sensation of a constant rush for urination leading to increased frequency and sudden urge to pee is called (OAB) overactive bladder.

Drinking plenty of oral fluids will also help soften the stools, making them easier to pass.

If you are experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), please contact us at 98 88 66 22 00 - DR Shyam Varma.

Dr Shyam Varma is a Consultant Laparoscopic/ Robotic Urologist & Renal Transplant Surgeon. He has over 15 years of experience in successfully treating complex urological diseases. His expertise includes diagnosing & treating Kidney stones, prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer & incontinence, male infertility & erectile dysfunction.