An Overactive Bladder, also known as OAB, causes frequent and sudden urgens to urinate that may be difficult to control. There is an urge to pass urine many times during the day and night, and you may also experience unintentional loss of urine (urgency incontinence).
Causes of OAB include:
The incidence of OAB increases with age, and it affects 11-22% of adults over 40 years old.
A diagnosis of an OAB would depend on the cause(s) of the OAB from your history and physical examination: