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A 39-year-old member asked:

i think i have urge incontinence?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Check with urologist: First diagnose cause: overactive bladder, urinary infection, neurogenic bladder dysfunction etc. Can then be treated appropriately with bladder muscle relaxants such as oxybutinin er, Detrol la, vesicare, (solifenacin) sanctura etc, &/or antibiotics. Good luck.
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Urologist, gynecologist & primary care doctors can evaluate and treat urge incontinence. Key is finding someone with knowledge & interest
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Urologist, gynecologist & primary care doctors can evaluate and treat urge incontinence. Key is finding someone with knowledge & interest
Nov 4, 2012

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Could I have urge incontinence?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Sure!: Its quite common, stop caffiene and acidic beverages to start.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I have urge incontinence. What are my options?

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Many: There are many options to treat urge incontinence. They include: behavior and diet modification (ie timed voiding, avoiding bladder irritants), pelvic floor rehabilitation/physical therapy, medications (ditropan, detrol, (tolterodine) etc, etc, etc), percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, sacral neuromodulation (interstim), Botox bladder injections and more radical surgical procedures to augment the bladder.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is urge incontinence going to give me health problems?

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No not really: Urge incontinence isn't like cancer. It isn't something that is going to kill you. It is a quality of life issue. Leaking can lead to poor self-esteem & self-limiting of social interactions. There is a risk of local skin irritation & breakdown from wetness but it isn't a significant health risk in most otherwise healthy people. Urge incontinence can be treated and is not a normal part of aging.
A 48-year-old member asked:

When should I go to the doctor for urge incontinence?

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Dr. Eric Umbreit
Urology 14 years experience
Quality of life: You should see a doctor when it is significantly lowering your quality of life. If you would like it treated, then you should see a physician. Also, it may be worth doing some simple urine tests to ensure it is not something more ominous such as infection or cancer.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What exactly are the signs of urge incontinence?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Unable to hold urine: It means when the sensation occurs that the bladder is full and needs to be emptied, the patient is unable to hold the urine and it drips out. There are many causes such as chronic infection or inflammation, abnormal neural input to the bladder, bladder stones or other foreign bodies, etc.

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