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Overactive Bladder (cont.)

Overactive Bladder Complications

The following are some of the complications of overactive bladder:

  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Skin infection and irritation around the pelvic area
  • Falls and fractures in elderly attempting multiple trips to the bathroom
  • Depression and social isolation
  • Overall poorer quality of life of the patient and caregivers

Additionally, OAB is associated with increased economic burden and financial complications due to the need for increased caregiver hours, nursing-home placement, and treatment of infections or fractures.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2014

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