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Can you get overactive bladder symptoms from other conditions?

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The main symptoms of OAB can also occur in other conditions:

But there are other symptoms that don’t overlap. Blood in your urine isn’t related to OAB. Nocturia -- when you wake up more than twice a night to pee -- isn’t a symptom of bladder cancer.

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Bladder cancer

From: What Is Overactive Bladder? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Association for Continence: “Nocturia,” “Overactive Bladder.”

The Journal of Urology : “How dry is ‘OAB-dry’? Perspectives from patients and physician experts.”

Canadian Urological Association Journal : “Symptom-based diagnosis of overactive bladder: an overview.”

Mayo Clinic: “Overactive bladder: Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Nerve Disease and Bladder Control.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Overactive Bladder.”

Menopause International : “The postmenopausal bladder.”

Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports : “Obesity and the Overactive Bladder.”

Urology Care Foundation: “Lifestyle Changes,” “Medical and Surgical Treatments.”

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 30, 2018

SOURCES:

National Association for Continence: “Nocturia,” “Overactive Bladder.”

The Journal of Urology : “How dry is ‘OAB-dry’? Perspectives from patients and physician experts.”

Canadian Urological Association Journal : “Symptom-based diagnosis of overactive bladder: an overview.”

Mayo Clinic: “Overactive bladder: Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Nerve Disease and Bladder Control.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Overactive Bladder.”

Menopause International : “The postmenopausal bladder.”

Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports : “Obesity and the Overactive Bladder.”

Urology Care Foundation: “Lifestyle Changes,” “Medical and Surgical Treatments.”

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 30, 2018

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