SYMPTOMS OF OAB
URGENCY A sudden and compelling desire to urinate that is difficult to put off.
FREQUENCY The need to void too often during the day, often defined as needing to void eight or more times in 24 hours
NOCTURIA Waking at night to urinate, often defined as twice or more.
INCONTINENCE Involuntary leakage of urine.
URGE INCONTINENCE Incontinence with or immediately preceded by urgency.
Other bladder problems include:
STRESS INCONTINENCE Incontinence on effort, exertion, coughing or sneezing.
MIXED INCONTINENCE Both urge and stress incontinence.
OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE When the bladder is unable to empty properly and frequent leakage of small amounts of urine occurs as a result
All of these symptoms can be experienced with many bladder conditions, so an accurate diagnosis by a doctor is the first step in treatment.