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Advanced Pelvic Health Institute for Women

Overactive Bladder

What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?

 

OAB is the name given to the following collection of bladder symptoms:

 

•  Urgency-­‐‑ a sudden and intense need to pass urine that cannot be put off. This can happen even when your bladder is not full. Sometimes you may not make it to the toilet in time and may leak. This is called urge incontinence. 


•  Frequency-­‐‑ going to the toilet many times during the day (usually more than 7). 


•  Nocturia-­‐‑ waking up more than once at night to go to the toilet. 
 OAB affects women (and men) of all ages, and is not simply a result of getting older.

 

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