Management of Overactive Bladder in Women: Evidence-Based Recommendations. OAB- Women Study Group, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pakistan

  • Raheela Mohsin Rizvi AKUH, Karachi
  • Sadaqat Jabeen
  • Dr. Novera Chughtai
  • Nusrat Shah
  • Syeda Batool Mazhar
  • Nazli Hameed


This is a summary of the evidence –based guidelines for management of OAB from the
members of Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pakistan (SOGP). The full guideline and
executive summary are freely available on the SOGP website [https: //].
The guideline includes a standard definition of OAB derived from ICS/IUGA joint terminology.
This paper includes evidence-based knowledge about the etiology, pathophysiology, assessment
and treatment of OAB. It also includes a flow chart showing the management of a patient from a
GP to an Urogynecologist. OAB is a diagnosis of exclusion for which general practitioner needs
to exclude UTI and can guide the patient for behavioral intervention defined as first line of
management. The general gynecologist and urologist can provide pharmacotherapy as second
line treatment and should know when to refer the patient for third line treatment.

Keywords: Female; Management; Overactive Bladder (OAB)

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