Overactive Bladder (cont.)

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What are some of the complications of overactive bladder?

Common complications that can result from overactive bladder include

  • urinary tract infections (UTIs),
  • skin irritation,
  • skin infection,
  • bladder stones,
  • falls/fractures in elderly,
  • sleep disturbances,
  • negative impact on quality of life.

What is the prognosis for overactive bladder?

The overall prognosis for overactive bladder is generally good. Through a combined approach of behavioral modifications and medications, the patient can help significantly improve bladder urgency, and the quality of life of those affected by overactive bladder can substantially improve.

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Robertson, C., et al. British Journal of Urology International 99 (2007): 347-354.

Stewart, W.F., et al. World J Urol 20 (2003): 327-336.

Woodhouse, J.B., P. Patki, K. Patil, J. Shah. "Botulinum Toxin and the Overactive Bladder." Br J Hosp Med 67.9 (2006): 460-464.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2015

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