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What is overactive bladder?

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Even though urinary leakage affects some 33 million adults in the U.S., it can be an embarrassing subject to discuss, even with your doctor. That’s why overactive bladder, also known as OAB or urge incontinence, is often called the "hidden condition."

You might believe, as many people do, that overactive bladder is just an unpleasant but inescapable part of getting older. Actually it isn’t -- and there is something you can do. Seeing your doctor and having tests for overactive bladder can help you get treatment, get back into your old routine, and feel more like yourself again.

From: Diagnosing Overactive Bladder WebMD Medical Reference

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Sussman, D. , 2007. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Semins, M. , 2004. Nature Clinical Practice

Ouslander, J. , 2004. The New England Journal of Medicine

American Urological Association Foundation web site: "Cystometry."

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Urology Care Foundation: "What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 11, 2018

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Sussman, D. , 2007. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Semins, M. , 2004. Nature Clinical Practice

Ouslander, J. , 2004. The New England Journal of Medicine

American Urological Association Foundation web site: "Cystometry."

National Association for Continence.

Urology Care Foundation: "What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 11, 2018

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