What is Overactive Bladder?

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a problem with bladder function that frequently causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and may lead to involuntary leakage of urine, also known as urinary incontinence. Because of the constant need to go to the bathroom and fear of leakage, OAB causes many people feel isolated and embarrassed. 

The most common signs of OAB are having strong, sudden urges to urinate, urinating frequently throughout the day (eight or more times), and getting up two or more times per night to urinate. 

OAB can be extremely frustrating for those affected by it. Often times, they must try several different courses of treatment before finding the right fit. Our office has many options available to help treat OAB. They include lifestyle changes, behavioral training, pelvic floor therapy, medication, noninvasive nerve stimulation, and interstim therapy.