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Symptoms & Causes



 The overactive bladder has various symptoms.

  1. Involuntary loss of urine.

  2. Continuous leakage when the bladder is full.

  3. Making 8 or more trips to the bathroom in a 24hour period.

  4. Inability to stop leakage long enough to reach a toilet (urgency incontinence).

  5. Leaking or wetting accidents (urinary incontinence). 



  • Enlargement of the prostate also known as benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH).

  • Aging of the bladder.

  • Combination of factors or in some patients often unknown.

  • Urinary Tract infections such as cystitis, prostate infections and certain medications may cause temporary OAB.

  • Diseases like Parkinson’s disease, stroke and diabetes could cause OAB.

  • DESD: Detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia may result in incontinence. It is mostly seen with patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. 


Diagnosing OAB

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