Bladder Control

Overview

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.

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Therapies

To learn about diagnosis, treatment, and therapies, please visit Emory Urology Services.

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