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    1. Traveling With Overactive Bladder

      The thought of traveling to an exotic destination might sound enticing, but not when you know you'll be taking your overactive bladder along with you. The thought of frantically searching for a bathroom in an unfamiliar city might fill you with dread. But it is possible to travel successfully. Too o

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    2. How OAB Affects Sex and Intimacy

      Although it can be hard for women to talk about overactive bladder or sex, it may be even harder to talk about OAB and sex. OAB can take its toll in many areas of your life, including your romantic relationships. "Oftentimes, women with OAB worry about urine leakage during sex or orgasm," says Jenni

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    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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