Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Young Men


Oleh Nikitin
Hennadii Reznikov


The objective: to analyze the diagnostic capabilities and various methods of treatment of overactive bladder in young patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

Materials and methods. The study involved 40 men who were divided into two groups. The main group included 24 patients with urodynamic diagnosis of overactive bladder (OAB) who were treated for LUTS. The age of patients ranged from 21-37 years old (mean age – 28.5±2.4 years). The control group included 16 men 21-48 years old (mean age – 36.32±2.34 years) without LUTS.

The patients had complex urodynamic testing (UDT) for the diagnosis, the treatment management, and to determine the degree of functional disorders of the urination.

The clinical task of treatment of OAB was to control the involuntary contractions of the bladder to normalize the quality of patient’s life. In 14 (58.3 %) patients of the main group solifenacin at a dose of 10 mg was used, in 10 (41.7 %) men – mirabegron at a dose of 50 mg.

Results. The results of the first line therapy were studied in 1 month and then a decision was made to continue treatment or to change the medical approach. During the evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy, it was determined that the first line therapy was effective in 11 (45.8 %) patients, and in 13 (54.2 %) patients there was effect.

In the absence of the results of medication treatment of OAB in 1 month in 8 out of 13 patients the treatment with the second line drug was prescribed – intradetruce injections of Botox.

During the analysis of complex UDT after 12-18 months of the first injection of Botox, positive dynamics of therapy was estabslihed.

Conclusions. Complex urodynamic testing is a reliable method of diagnosis and control of therapy. It is performed in the presence of overactive bladder (OAB). It is proved that if initially first-line drug therapy in young men is effective, it remained efficacy in longer period. If the first line therapy by botulotoxin injection in young men with OAB is not effective this led to some reduction in the tone of the detrusor. However, clinically this type of therapy has contributed to a significant improvement in the patient’s quality of life and the normalization of urodynamic.


How to Cite
Nikitin, O., & Reznikov, H. (2022). Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Young Men. Health of Man, (4), 54–59. https://doi.org/10.30841/2307-5090.4.2022.274444
Author Biographies

Oleh Nikitin, Bogomolets National Medical University

Oleh D. Nikitin,

MD, PhD, DSc, Professor, Head of the Department of Urology

Hennadii Reznikov, Bogomolets National Medical University

Hennadii D. Reznikov,

MD, Assistant of Professor, Department of Urology


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