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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate.
If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor!

In brief: Absolutely

Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate.
If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor!
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology

In brief: YES

Urgency, frequency and nocturia, (waking up at night to urinate) are all part of overactive bladder (oab).
In some cases, there is no incontinence.

In brief: YES

Urgency, frequency and nocturia, (waking up at night to urinate) are all part of overactive bladder (oab).
In some cases, there is no incontinence.
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