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Why do older people seem to lose bladder control?

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Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Weakened bladder: The bladder loses elasticity and requires frequent emptying. The bladder wall muscles lose strength and may impede complete emptying, or the walls may contract involuntarily and create an inability to hold urine in the bladder. Fluid volume in the bladder also increases due to lessening ability to produce concentrated urine.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does is mean when you lose your bladder control?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Urinary incontinence: This typically means that you have the full control of your bladder function and now experience the involuntary loss of urine. This may be due to many causes but there is treatment is the loss of urine is bothersome, depending on the cause.

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