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Welcome to OAB.ie, the Irish web resource for people living with overactive bladder, a common condition affecting hundreds of thousands of people in this country.

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What is OAB?

Welcome to OAB.ie, the new Irish web resource for people living with overactive bladder, a common condition affecting hundreds of thousands of people in this country. Common symptoms include:

Finding the right information on OAB
OAB Urgency

Urgency


a sudden, strong urge to empty the bladder quickly

OAB Frequency

Frequency


going to the toilet more often than you did before

OAB Nocturia

Nocturia


being woken at night several times to go to the toilet

OAB can have symptoms of urinary urgency incontinence. This happens because the bladder urgency is so overwhelming that there may be some involuntary loss of urine before you reach the toilet.

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Bladder control self assessment

If you think you may be suffering from a bladder control problem, try the self assessment questionnaire. You should discuss the outcome with your doctor.

Symptoms
No
moderately
a lot

Q1

Is it difficult to hold urine when you get the urge to go?
Is it difficult to hold urine when you get the urge to go?

No

Moderately

A lot

Do you have a problem with going to the toilet too often during the day?

Q2

Do you have a problem with going to the toilet too often during the day?

No

Moderately

A lot

Do you have to wake from sleep at night to pass urine?

Q3

Do you have to wake from sleep at night to pass urine?

No

Moderately

A lot

Do you leak urine?

Q4

Do you leak urine?

No

Moderately

A lot

This is not a medical device and should not replace your GP's medical opinion. Any health concerns should always be discussed with your GP.



A common problem

Overactive bladder is common. It is not due simply to poor health or getting older but is caused by the bladder muscle, known as the detrusor muscle contracting involuntarily. It affects approximately 350,000 of people over the age of 40 in Ireland.2

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16%
of irish population
OVER 40 MAY BE
AFFECTED BY OAB

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