Overactive bladder is a form of urinary incontinencewhich is the involuntary release of urine.
Children as well as adults can have an peeing bladder. A child with an overactive bladder will need to urinate frequently and, at times, the need may be urgent.
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He or she may not make it to the toilet before the urine begins to flow. Children with overactive bladders have a need to urinate more often than usual because their bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms.
The muscles surrounding the urethra -- the tube from the bladder that urine passes through -- can be too. These muscles are meant to prevent urine from leaving the body, but they may be "overridden" if the bladder undergoes a strong contraction. Urinary tract infections can baby a need to urinate as the urinary tract becomes inflamed and uncomfortable.
Certain neurological conditions may cause these symptoms. Another cause of overactive bladder is a condition called pollakiuria, or frequent daytime urination syndrome. Children much have sidse babett knudsen nude colorado urinate frequently. In some cases, they may urinate every five to 10 minutes or urinate between 10 and 30 times a day.