An overactive bladder often affects women more than men and can be associated with incontinence (leaking of urine). Overactive bladder is a common problem and can be both bothersome and embarrassing. There are thankfully many effective treatments available.
Symptoms can include passing urine frequently and needing to rush to the toilet. Common causes of overactive bladder include Urinary infections and lifestyle issues. Rarer causes such as bladder cancer and bladder stones. In many cases, no obvious cause is identified.
There are many treatment options available; bladder training and pelvic floor exercises can be effective treatments. Some patients benefit from tablets to reduce bladder spasms. In some cases specialist urodynamic investigation is required.
If medical management fails, surgical treatment is very effective. Options include Botox injections to the bladder and Sacral Neuromodulation.
A useful link to the various treatment options can be found here: