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Urinary Disorders

Regularly Occurring Painful Spasms

06/26/2008

Question:

I am taking Tofranil once a day for urinary stress problems. I had a cystoscopy and am not a candidate for bladder surgery. What do you suggest for the painful spasms that occur usually during the night and last for a few minutes to at least ten minutes (which seem like an eternity), much like labor pains. Thank you.

Answer:

Tofranil is not the only medication for incontinence. If you are not a candidate for surgery, and I don't know why, I recommend to consider other medication, such as Ephedrine-like medication. Tension free vagina taping for stress urinary incontinence is a relatively minor procedure and does not require much anesthesia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Response by:

Ahmad  Hamidinia, MD Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati