What are the differences between "wet" and "dry" overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
There are different types of overactive bladder. This condition can be broken down based on whether or not there is incontinence, which is when urine leaks involuntarily. Overactive bladder that causes a person to have to urinate frequently and urgently but does not cause incontinence is known as “overactive bladder dry.” If a person does have incontinence, the condition is known as “overactive bladder wet.”  

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