Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a problem with the bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence). 

Four symptoms of OAB, which may occur on a daily basis or may come and go unpredictably: 

  1. Urgency - A sudden and overwhelming urge to urinate immediately
  2. Frequency - Urinating more than 8 times a day (Note: normal is about 4-6 times per day or every 3 to 5 hours)
  3. Urge Incontinence - Wetting accidents that follow a sudden urge
  4. Nocturia - Waking 2 or more times during the night to urinate (Note: most people can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate)

working with your medical professional team

Your WISH clinicians work together as a team to help you manage your OAB symptoms, and are eager to help you. Here are a few tips to receive the best treatment for you:

  • See one of our WISH clinicians to diagnose and treat your condition
  • Follow-up with your Urology Associates, P.C., OAB Nurse Navigator to receive coaching throughout your journey to improved bladder health

*This information does not replace a provider consultation. You should schedule an appointment with your provider if you experience any of these symptoms.


The Women's Institute is a division of Urology Associates, P.C. We are committed to the innovation and the integration of advanced technology and advanced therapeutics in our treatment offerings.

We are the first practice to open a center solely dedicated to female urology in Nashville, and we strive to provide the best care possible to our patients.

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