What is detrusor instability?

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Jill Rabin
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Detrusor instability refers to an unstable bladder, one in which the detrusor muscle (the muscle responsible for contracting the bladder so that urine can be voided) contracts involuntarily and for no apparent reason. This is associated with symptoms such as urge to void and urinary frequency (voiding more often than is considered the norm).
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