Overactive bladder, also called OAB, causes a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control. You may feel like you need to pass urine many times during the day and night and may also experience leakage of urine (urgency incontinence).
You may experience the following common symptoms:
Sometimes the cause of overactive bladder is unknown. Some known causes include neurological disorders (i.e. stroke, MS), Diabetes, hormonal changes in women during menopause, abnormalities in the bladder, bladder outlet obstruction (i.e. enlarged prostate, urethral scar formation), various medications (i.e. water pills), excess consumption of caffeine or alcohol, or certain foods (i.e. artificial sweeteners, spicy foods).
1) What to know before your visit:
2) Other tests that may be performed during or after your visit
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