Although there isn’t a cure for OAB, the symptoms can be managed and improved with the right kind of help. These are some of the healthcare professionals you may meet on your OAB journey.
The first step is to seek an accurate diagnosis by a GP. With the right line of questioning, your GP should be able to diagnose OAB and recommend management options. Or they may refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and/or medical advice.
These are specialists in urology and urinary symptoms. Your GP may refer you to them to confirm your diagnosis and/or discuss other ways to manage your symptoms.
Like urologists, urogynaecologists are also specialists in urology, but they only treat female patients. Your GP may refer you to them to confirm your diagnosis and/or discuss other ways to manage your symptoms.
You may be referred to a continence nurse for bladder retraining and the better management of your symptoms.
Women’s Health Physiotherapist / Continence Physiotherapist
Your doctor may refer you to one of these healthcare professionals for pelvic floor muscle training and management of your symptoms.