Urge incontinence, also known as an overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), occurs when there are sudden, uncontrolled urges to urinate. Urge incontinence most commonly occurs in older women, although it can occur in anyone.
Urge incontinence, is caused by bladder contractions that occur sporadically and without warning, many times in instances where a restroom is not readily available.
Urge incontinence or OAB can be sign of an underlying condition such as bladder stones, infection, bladder cancer, multiple sclerosis or bladder obstruction. It is important to see a physician to rule out any serious conditions.
If you consistently feel an uncontrollable urge to urinate, you may be experiencing urge incontinence. If you or a loved one are suffering frequent urges or accidents, it is time to see a physician. Tests can determine the type and severity of your incontinence, and a treatment plan will be created for you.