Need to Pee During Sex? How Overactive Bladder Affects Intimate Relationships

For women living with bladder challenges, communication and self-confidence may lead to a healthy sex life.

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Overactive Bladder: Those Awkward Questions You Want and Need to Ask

Starting the conversation early is smart. Don't be embarrassed.

Your Health

How Women Can Manage Emotional Health and Overactive Bladder While Isolated at Home — and as States Reopen

For women living with bladder challenges like overactive bladder (OAB), the quarantine may be more familiar than for the rest of us.

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Q&A With a Bladder

Although bladder problems are more common than you'd suspect—more than 40 million American women experience sensitive bladders and bladder leaks—it's a somewhat taboo topic. Women are hesitant or embarrassed to discuss it, or, if they do, it's often in hush-hush tones.

Menopause & Aging Well

Urinary Tract Infections

Most urinary tract infections are caused by a variety of bacteria, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), found in feces. Because the openings of the bowel, vagina and urethra are close together, it's easy for the bacteria to spread to the urethra and travel up the urinary tract into the bladder and sometimes the kidneys. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Urinary Tract Conditions

As you age, the structure of your kidneys can change, reducing their ability to remove wastes. Illness and injury can also affect the filtering ability of the kidneys or block urine's passage. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Incontinence

If you're leaking urine when you cough, laugh or sneeze, or you have sudden urges to go to the bathroom that are so intense you fear you won't get there in time, you're probably experiencing incontinence. The inability to control urination is frequently a treatable, and often curable, problem faced by millions of Americans, many of them women. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments