Irritable bladder syndrome

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What is irritable bladder syndrome?

Irritable bladder syndrome is characterized by uncontrolled contraction of the bladder wall (detrusor muscle), producing urgency, often with frequency and nocturia, and sometimes leakage (urge incontinence).

Common symptoms reported by people with irritable bladder syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for irritable bladder syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Detrol LA)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Treatment name(s)

(Oxybutynin ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Treatment name(s)

(Vesicare)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33

Data from patients with irritable bladder syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with irritable bladder syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Detrol LA)
Perceived effectiveness
for irritable bladder syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Oxybutynin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for irritable bladder syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Vesicare)
Perceived effectiveness
for irritable bladder syndrome (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
19
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with irritable bladder syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has irritable bladder syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 90 say irritable bladder syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 39
40s 87
50s 90
60s 80
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 41
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 47
Female 298

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 173
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from irritable bladder syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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