Overactive bladder linked to GDM

Cross-sectional analysis of a Swedish twins study in 7855 women, aged 38 on average, found 11% had an overactive bladder and 2.5% had GDM.

GDM was associated with a statistically significant 88% increased risk of overactive bladder, after adjusting for age, body mass index, parity, smoking and type 2 diabetes, the researchers said.

“We suggest that the association between GDM and overactive bladder could be a result of subclinical cystopathy in the aftermath of pregnancy,” the authors wrote.

BJOG 2013; online 7 May