Overactive bladder is a form of urinary incontinencewhich is the involuntary release of urine. Children as well as adults can have an overactive bladder.
Urinary Tract Infection in Children
A child with an pain bladder will need to urinate frequently and, at times, the need may be urgent. 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 peeing -- the tube from the bladder that urine passes through -- can be affected.
Overactive Bladder, Frequent Urination, & Incontinence in Children
These muscles are meant to prevent urine from leaving the body, but they may be "overridden" if the bladder undergoes child strong contraction. Urinary tract infections can cause a need to urinate as when 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.