Fast Five Quiz: Overactive Bladder Differential Diagnosis

Bradley Schwartz, DO


February 26, 2021

In patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, the prostate enlarges and may act like a clamp on a hose, constricting the flow of urine. Nerves within the prostate and bladder may also play a role in causing a multitude of symptoms, including the need to strain or push (Valsalva maneuver) to initiate and maintain urination in order to more fully evacuate the bladder.

According to the 2019 AUA/SUFU guidelines, urgency incontinence, nocturia, and urinary frequency are common symptoms of OAB.

Learn more about the differential diagnosis of OAB.


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