Gotta Pee... All the Time? Find Out Why

You could be one of the 33 million folks with an overactive bladder. Here are some need-to-know facts about OAB (11 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:17PM

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Gotta Pee... All the Time? Find Out Why

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There's No Reason to Keep It a Secret!

Overactive bladder (OAB) isn’t exactly a sexy condition. The symptoms include needing to pee more than eight times a day, feeling such urgency to urinate that you have to race to the restroom and even, ahem, leakage. And symptoms of OAB can be downright embarrassing. In fact, some people are too embarrassed to bring it up with their physicians, and many don’t seek help because they believe their symptoms are an inevitable part of aging and therefore can’t be treated. But if you think that you might have an overactive bladder, tell your doctor, because otherwise he may never pick up on it: According to the National Association for Continence, nine out of 10 of the doctor-patient conversations about OAB that actually do take place only happen because the patient brings it up. To help get the dialogue started, here are some things you should know about overactive bladder.

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