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Can overactive bladder lead to urinary tract infections?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Having an overactive bladder can increase your risk of repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs). The constant need to use the bathroom and poor bladder function can produce UTIs. In addition, urinary tract infections often produce symptoms similar to bladder control problems.

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