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Can urinary tract infections cause overactive bladder symptoms?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Urinary tract infections can irritate your bladder and cause strong urges to urinate. In addition to the frequent need to urinate, you may also experience a burning when you go and foul-smelling urine. These may be the only signs that you have a urinary tract infection.

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