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Overactive Bladder and Stress Incontinence

Two conditions that result in urinary leakage are often confused. While similar in many ways, urge incontinence and stress incontinence are different and should be treated as such. 

Stress Incontinence:

Stress incontinence causes urine to leak when you laugh or cough. The condition results from failure of the urethra or the “valve,” which closes the bladder. Click to learn more

Overactive Bladder:

Overactive bladder (OAB), or urge incontinence, is caused by urinary muscle spasms. This condition results from the failure of the storage system of the bladder. Click to learn more.

Both conditions can cause unexpected and embarrassing urinary leakage and disruption of normal activities. 

 

Additional Resources:

For more information on Overactive Bladder (in women) visit WebMD's Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center.

To record your urination patterns click here.

Other women's health issues we treat:

      

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