If you have to get to the bathroom NOW - and you worry that you might pee in your pants - it's possible you could have overactive bladder or OAB.
Having a little trouble telling the difference between overactive bladder and stress incontinence, where you "go" sometimes while coughing or sneezing? It's a common confusion.
Common causes of overactive bladder include: Urinary tract infections, bladder inflammation, bladder stones and tumors.
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If you're plagued by the frequent urge to urinate, even when there's very little liquid in your bladder, don't keep it to yourself. A few visits with a urologist will let you know just what's going on
Coping with an overactive bladder calls for a combination of good medicine, smart self-care and a reasonable sense of humor. But no one's saying it's easy.
If you have overactive bladder, the first treatment options usually involve lifestyle changes, but your doctor may recommend medications or even outpatient procedures and surgery