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What is the definition or description of: stress incontinence?

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Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Urinary leakage: Stress incontinence is leakage of urine from the bladder when coughing, sneezing, bearing down, squatting...Ect.
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 27 years experience
SUI: Stress urinary incontinece is the involuntary loss of urine due to a sudden or sustained increase in abdominal pressure, such as from a cough, sneeze, laugh, or from going from sitting to standing, running or lifting.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
It can be defined as: Stress urinary incontinence can be defined as a urine-leaking anatomical disorder of patient's inability to coherently generate sufficient closing pressure / resistance in the sphincter segment of urethra to overcome a sudden increase of pressure inside abdomen/bladder from cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, other vigorous physical activities, etc. The cause of this weakness may include aging, surgery.

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