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Overactive Bladder Specialist

Illinois Urological Institute

Urological Surgeons located in Wheaton, IL & Geneva, IL

An overactive bladder affects nearly 33 million women and men in the United States, with a slightly higher prevalence in women. The team of urology experts at Illinois Urological Institute, in Wheaton and Geneva, Illinois, understands the emotional and physical toll an overactive bladder can have and offers a variety of treatments to help you regain control over your bladder. Call today or book an appointment online.

Overactive Bladder Q & A

What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder causes a very sudden and sometimes uncontrollable urge to urinate, where you may leak urine before getting to the bathroom.

Many women and men with an overactive bladder feel embarrassed about their condition and limit social activities. Fortunately, an overactive bladder doesn’t have to control your life. The team of experts at Illinois Urological Institute offer effective treatments to help you regain control over your bladder.

How do I know if I have an overactive bladder?

Symptoms of an overactive bladder may develop over time, and you may not even realize what’s happening as you make adjustments to your life to accommodate your need to go to the bathroom at a moments notice.

The time to contact the experts at Illinois Urological institute to determine whether you have an overactive bladder is when you exhibit one or more of these common symptoms:

  • A sudden and intense need to urinate
  • The urgency that causes you to leak urine
  • Frequent urination, more than eight times in a 24 hour period
  • Waking up two or three times at night to urinate

Some of these symptoms may sound normal or like regular signs of aging, but if your need to urinate affects your life, you may have a treatable condition.

How is overactive bladder treated?

Your treatment for overactive bladder depends on a variety of factors including the cause. The urology experts at Illinois Urological Institute develop individualized treatment plans based on your health and budget needs.


An inflammation of the tube that carries urine from the kidneys to your bladder, urethritis is treated with antibiotics, urethral dilation, or estrogen creams.

Interstitial cystitis

Sometimes known as painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis is managed with hydrodistention, Elmiron, or urinary tract infection prevention.

Enlarged prostate

For an overactive bladder caused by an enlarged prostate, the experts at Illinois Urological Institute may recommend alpha blockers, Proscar, or surgery.

Chronic prostatitis

For treatment of an inflamed prostate, you may benefit from alpha blockers, Proscar, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or biofeedback.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Treatment for overactive bladder caused by a pelvic floor dysfunction may include biofeedback, stress management, or InterStim®.

The team at Illinois Urological Institute also offers Botox® injections to paralyze your bladder muscle to reduce urgency and leakage.

For treatment for your overactive bladder, call today or schedule an appointment online. Affordable treatment plans are available.