What Every Young Woman Needs to Know About Her Bladder

9 surprising reasons you can develop overactive bladder (12 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Oct 11, 2011 at 2:30PM

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What Every Young Woman Needs to Know About Her Bladder

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Reason #1: A History of Bladder Problems

"Bladder problems can run in families, and some people have underdeveloped pelvic floor muscles, which may cause OAB symptoms starting at a very young age," says Sandra Culbertson, M.D., a urogynecologist and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. So, don't hesitate to tell your doctor if you were a bedwetter as a child or got teased for always running to bathroom. Could be you've had OAB for much of your life!
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