Overactive Bladder (OAB)

What is an overactive bladder (OAB)?

OAB refers to a group of urinary symptoms which include:

What causes OAB?

How is OAB diagnosed?

OAB is usually diagnosed after taking a history of your symptoms, preforming an examination of the abdomen and prostate (if applicable) and preforming some or all of the following tests:

How is OAB treated?

There are fortunately numerous treatment options for OAB.  Most patients will have significant improvement with oral medication alone, although a minority will require minimally invasive procedures.  Major surgery is seldom required these days.