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General Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider

  • Can you prevent OAB?
  • Can you cure OAB?

Questions About Diagnosis

  • Can you help me or do I need to see a specialist?
  • If I need a specialist, how can I find the right one for me?
  • Will I need to have tests to find out if I have OAB?
  • Would you explain each test, and why you think I need them?
  • Are there any dangers of hav­ing these tests?
  • If I don't have OAB, what other problem could be causing my symptoms, and why?

Questions About Treatment

  • What types of treatment are there for OAB?
  • Are there problems that can come from treatment?
  • What are the pros and cons of each type of treatment?
  • What treatment do you think is right for me and why?
  • How soon after treatment will I feel better?
  • After I start treatment, are there problems I should I watch out for?
  • When should I call you?
  • What happens if the first treatment doesn't help?
  • Will I need treatment for the rest of my life?
  • Are there any exercises I can do to help my symptoms?
  • Do I need to see a physical therapist?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes I can make that could help my symptoms?
  • What would happen if I didn't treat OAB?
  • What's my next step?