Talk to Your Doctor About Your OAB Symptoms
Talking to your doctor is the first step to diagnosing your overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. But if your doctor is not aware of the severity of your bladder problems, or how much you do to manage them, he or she may not give them as much importance as other health conditions you may have. That's why it's up to you to tell your doctor about how bothersome your symptoms might be.
Other than your primary care physician, you could also talk to an ob-gyn, urologist, or a nurse practitioner about your bladder problems.
The tools and resources below can help your doctor learn more about what you're dealing with every day.
Get doctor conversation tips
Talking with your doctor about your OAB symptoms isn't easy. But he or she is the only one who can make a diagnosis. You can download conversation tips to see some ways to get the ball rolling. If your doctor says that you have OAB, you can ask if TOVIAZ® (fesoterodine fumarate) may be right for you.
Keep a 1-day bladder diary
Keeping a written record of your daily bladder habits can help your doctor better understand your symptoms. After completing this 1-day diary, remember to bring it with you the next time you see a doctor or nurse.
Take the OAB Symptom Quiz
It will help you rate your symptoms so you can discuss them with your doctor. The OAB Symptom Quiz is not a diagnostic tool. Only your doctor can diagnose OAB. You'll also get the 1-day bladder diary and doctor conversation tips on the quiz results printout.
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