According to most incontinence experts and the National Association for Continence, you may have overactive bladder if you have one of the following symptoms:
You feel a need to go to the bathroom more than eight times a day.
You get up in the night more than once to go to the bathroom.
You sometimes feel a sudden urge to go to the bathroom and worry you won't get there in time.
The urge to urinate is overwhelming.
Some urine leaks out before you can use the toilet.
You may have mixed incontinence (overactive bladder plus stress incontinence) if you also have one of the following symptoms:
Some urine leaks out when you cough, sneeze, or laugh hard.
Some urine leaks out when you lift something or bend over.
Some urine lifts out when you run, have intercourse, or exercise vigorously.