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Is there one definite cause of overactive bladder?

There is no single cause of an overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency, usually accompanied by frequency and nocturia, with or without urge incontinence.  Research suggests that multiple factors may play a part. These include:
  • Weak or spastic pelvic muscles
  • Neurologic causes
  • Medications
  • Dietary irritants
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