Overactive Bladder Specialist in Hartford, CT
Dr. Gerard Pregenzer utilizes the latest technological advancements available in order to continually provide excellent patient care. If you are experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder and are seeking treatment, contact Pregenzer Urology to discuss how InterStim can relieve your condition. To schedule a consultation for OAB diagnosis and treatment at our urology clinic in Enfield and West Hartford, CT, , please call (860) 962-6600 or request an appointment online!
What Causes OAB?
There are several reasons as to why an individual may experience symptoms related to overactive bladder, including:
- A worsening urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Bladder stones
- Physical inability to reach the restroom in time to relieve your bladder
- Side effects of your medication
- Enlarged prostate
- Damage to the urinary system, possibly from a prior surgery
- Inability to empty the bladder
- Tumors of the bladder
- Neurological disorders
- Consumption of diuretics such as alcohol or coffee
In order to determine the specific cause of any person’s overactive bladder, a variety of diagnostic tests and assessments may be performed. This is often comprised of a general physical exam, discussion of you and your family’s medical history, and other tests of the urinary system that include:
- A bladder scan
- A urine culture
- Urodynamic testing
It is typical to begin treating OAB by trying the most minimal treatments at first, and gradually transitioning to more invasive methods if they are required. The severity of the individual’s condition will also factor heavily into this decision. If lifestyle changes are not enough to relieve the patient’s symptoms, then medications, injections, and nerve stimulation therapy will likely be explored as additional options.
Bladder control problems affect tens of millions of people every day. If you’re one of them, you should speak up.
Does this sound familiar?
- Urinating more than 8 times a day
- Avoiding social events
- Using pads to control leaks
- OAB is extremely common.
- 1 in 6 adults has OAB, or 43 million adults in the U.S.1,2
- 4.5 out of 10 adults don’t seek help for overactive bladder3
Ignoring OAB Poses Risks
People with undiagnosed OAB reported:3
- 54% loss of confidence
- 49% loss of self-esteem
- 45% loss of intimacy
You Are Not Alone – Find Relief for Bladder Control Problems
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a treatable condition. It’s not a normal part of aging. And you shouldn’t have to deal with it on your own.
1. Stewart WF, Van Rooyen JB, Cundiff GW, et al. World J Urol. 2003;20(6):327-336.
2. US Census Bureau 2020. US adult and under-age-18 populations: 2020 census. https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/adult-and-under-the-age-of-18-populations-2020-census.html. Accessed June 20, 2022.
3. Leede Research, “Views on OAB: A Study for the National Association of Continence.” December 16, 2015.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
Schedule a Consultation with an OAB Specialist in West Hartford, CT Today!
If you are experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder including loss of control, contact Dr. Gerard Pregenzer to discuss your symptoms and the treatment options available. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Enfield and West Hartford, CT, please call (860) 962-6600 or request an appointment online and discuss your OAB diagnosis and treatment.