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  1. The Emotional Effects of OAB

    Overactive bladder is a physical issue, but it has an impact on the rest of your life as well. Few people want to sit around and chat about their need to rush to the bathroom, though. "A woman who's growing older sees men on television talking about erectile dysfunction, but not women sharing their

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  2. New Treatments for Overactive Bladder

    When you live with overactive bladder (OAB), your overwhelming worry becomes, "Where is the nearest bathroom?" You never know when you'll feel the sudden urge to urinate -- the hallmark of urge incontinence. And every time you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift your groceries, there's a good chance you'l

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  3. Putting an Overactive Bladder to Bed

    After a long day, you’ve settled down for a comfortable night’s sleep. You’re just drifting off when suddenly you feel a warm wetness between your legs -- something you haven’t felt since you were about 5 years old. You’ve wet the bed. For the approximately 16% of people over the age of 18 who have

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  4. Herbal Remedies for Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder treatment has come a long way. Now you don't have to live with the worry that you'll have to rush to find a bathroom, or have an accident, when there are so many different options available to control the condition. Lifestyle interventions such as bladder retraining and pelvic flo

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  5. OAB: When You Have an Accident

    An overactive bladder (OAB) doesn't have to keep you close to home. Whether your OAB symptoms are caused by age, medical issues, pregnancy, or disability, there are steps you can take to prevent accidents or to manage them discreetly when they do happen. Coping with accidents is much easier if you u

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  6. The Truth About Urine

    Urine isn't something most people talk about. We barely give it more than a passing glance as it swirls out of sight down the toilet bowl. Yet changes in the urine -- its color, odor, and consistency -- can provide important clues about the status of your body. Your urine can reveal what you've been

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  7. Do Diaphragms Cause Urinary Tract Infections?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the most common beliefs about medicine. In our September 2011 issue, we asked Jane Miller, MD, an associate professor of urology at Washington University's School of Medi

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  8. Urinary Incontinence: How to Talk to Your Doctor

    A year after the birth of her second child, Kathleen (who asked that her last name not be published) developed stress incontinence -- a type of urinary incontinence that can make you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or take part in physical activities. “I was only in my 30s,” Kathleen says.

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  9. How to Handle Embarrassing Body Problems

    It's your body ... you think it would cooperate during the times you need it the most. But be it in public, socially, or on the job -- as anyone who's ever had an embarrassing personal moment can tell you -- sometimes your body just has a mind of its own. From expelling gas, a case of the hiccups, a

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  10. 11 Ways to Manage OAB at Work

    Eloine Plaut has had problems with an overactive bladder for years. Now 59, she's fought back the urge to urinate while lecturing marketing classes at a university, flying back and forth on business trips between Chicago and New Mexico, and presenting at bank business meetings. "I've never had an ac

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