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What is a urinary false alarm?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
If you have overactive bladder, your brain can receive a “false alarm.” This is an urgent signal that you need to urinate when your bladder really is not very full. If your brain receives a false alarm, you will feel like you have to rush to the bathroom over and over again. A false alarm can cause an accident if you cannot make it to the bathroom in time.

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