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Can children suffer from overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
For some children, overactive bladder is a normal part of growing up. It is twice as common in boys as in girls and usually disappears naturally over time. It is important to understand that many children experience occasional incontinence and that treatment is available for most children who have difficulty controlling their bladders.

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