• If you have sudden intense urges to visit the bathroom in order to empty your bladder that are difficult to postpone, you may have overactive bladder or OAB.

  • There are several risk factors for overactive bladder (OAB), such as certain lifestyle issues, medications, and medical conditions. Find out more about overactive bladder risk factors.

  • People with overactive bladder (OAB) have sudden intense urges to urinate. They may visit the bathroom 8 or more times a day. In addition, people with overactive bladder may need to use the bathroom several times during the night, and may leak urine involuntarily during the day or night.

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