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What are other causes of an overactive bladder in children?

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Other causes of overactive bladder in children include:

  • Consumption of caffeine, which increases urine output and can cause spasms in the bladder muscle
  • Consumption of ingredients that a child may be allergic to
  • Events that cause anxiety
  • Infrequent urination (holding urine for too long a period of time)
  • Small bladder capacity
  • Structural abnormalities in the bladder or urethra
  • Constipation

From: Overactive Bladder in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medline Plus: "Oxybutynin."

About.com: Pediatrics: "Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms."

Pediatrics: "Pollakiuria, Extraordinary Daytime Urinary Frequency: Experience in a Pediatric Practice."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Children."

Medline Plus: "Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 27, 2017

SOURCES:

Medline Plus: "Oxybutynin."

About.com: Pediatrics: "Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms."

Pediatrics: "Pollakiuria, Extraordinary Daytime Urinary Frequency: Experience in a Pediatric Practice."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Children."

Medline Plus: "Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 27, 2017

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