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A 38-year-old member asked:

sometimes i get sudden urges to pee and then leak. is this urge incontinence?

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Dr. Eric Umbreit
Urology 14 years experience
Sounds like it: This is a classic description from a patient. It may also be overflow incontinence, which occurs with a distended bladder.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently. Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What can cause a foul odor in urine, thats not an std?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Bladder infection: Foul-smelling urine can come from a bladder infection or even from certain foods that we eat. Stds do not usually effect the bladder and i wouldn't think they are responsible for the foul-smelling urine. More than likely it is from a bladder infection. Vaginal infections can sometimes have an odor as well and may be difficult to distinguish from odor caused by urine.
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How long do UTI symptoms last. Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) since weds. Am voiding better but still have need to go all the time.?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
One day or one week: Since today is thursday i assume you have only been on medication for one day and it takes more time than that for symptoms to resolve. If you have been on medication for a week then you need to see the dr. Because you may have resistant organism to cipro (ciprofloxacin). That is not uncommon.

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