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what types of injuries could cause incontinence?

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Dr. Robert Stroud
General Practice 38 years experience
Surgical injuries : Surgical injury to the urinary sphincter.

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Is incontinence a problem seen in diabetes?

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Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 7 years experience
Yes, sometimes: Diabetes, especially with poor glucose control and vascular health, can lead to damage of the autonomic nervous system. If this affects the nerves that control the bladder, this can lead to the body being unable to sense when it needs to urinate. Diabetics with this nerve damage do not go to the bathroom as frequently, leading to increased risk of infection and urinary overflow incontinence.
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What is overflow incontinence, and how does it occur and get treated?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bladder overfilled: Overflow urinary incontinence can occur when the bladder has filled beyond capacity and the intravesical pressure exceeds the closing pressure of the urinary sphincters. Occurs most commonly with neurogenic bladder dysfuction where nerves to sphincters or nerves from bladder are damaged or missing as in spina bifida, MS or spinal cord injuries. Best treated by intermittent bladder catheterization.
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Should a general care physician or specialist treat incontinence? What type of specialist if not a general care physician?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Both: Many pcps will initiate treatment for incontinence with either a medication for overactive bladder (oab) or kegels for stress incontinence. If initial therapy is unsuccessful, then referral to specialist is indicated. For women: urogynecologist, gynecologist, or urologist, and for men- urologist. Patients with neurologic disease may find a physical medicine & rehab doc specializing in incontinence.
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How do I handle my incontinence due to huntington's disease?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Biofeedback: Start there if kegels don't work, evaluation with urodynamics might be next.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Do bladder problems affect any other organs?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Different bladder issues can affect the rest of the body. An infection or stone, for example, can affect the kidneys. Cancer of the bladder can affect any nearby organs which can affect more distant organs. It depends on what the cause of the bladder "problem" is.

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