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10 Myths About Overactive Bladder

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Myth 1: Overactive bladder makes you leak when you laugh hard

Truth: Overactive bladder involves sudden, strong urges to urinate, which sometimes cause accidents. You go eight or more times a day, and you may also get up to urinate two or more times a night. Leaking urine when you laugh, cough, or exercise is a different condition, called stress incontinence. It's possible to have both conditions at once, however.


Medically Reviewed By: Shaw, Susan, MD

Last Annual Review Date: Sept. 11, 2012

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