Bladder control problems range in type and severity. Types of bladder control issues treated by Emory Urology include:
- Frequent urination, or the need to urinate more often than usual.
- Urgent urination, or the sudden, intense need to urinate accompanied by discomfort in the bladder. Urinary frequency and urgency may be signs of a urinary tract infection. Other possible causes include diabetes, pregnancy, interstitial cystitis, diuretic medications, and certain neurological conditions.
- Overactive bladder is a condition in which involuntary contractions of the bladde cause a sudden, urgent need to urinate. The urge to urinate may be difficult to suppress. Overactive bladder can lead to urinary incontinence.