Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence

Overactive bladder and urge incontinence are different names for the same condition. This condition causes a sudden urge to urinate, followed by involuntarily urinating. It is a treatable condition.

Fast Facts:

  • It is estimated that one in eleven people in the U.S. has an overactive bladder (urge incontinence).
  • Having an overactive bladder (urge incontinence) is not considered a normal part of aging.
  • An overactive bladder (urge incontinence) can cause a person to urinate more frequently, including at nighttime.