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A 41-year-old female asked:

what is the difference between urinary frequency and urinary urgency? i can't seem to figure out the distinction.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Urine symptoms: What is the difference between urinary frequency and urinary urgency? I can't seem to figure out the distinction. ANS: frequency means going too many times. Urgency means you feel you have to pee now or you wet your pants if you don't.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Frequency : means you want to go often. Urgency means you HAVE to go NOW!

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Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

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Many options: Medications are a typical treatment for urge incontinence. Other options for urge incontinence are neuromodulation: ptns is a nerve stim appplied weekly at the ankle, or interstim, an implant at the lower back. Botox injected into the bladder is indicated for certain types of urge incontinence. Stress inconitnence can respond to kegels, physical therapy or minimally invasive surgery.
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What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

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Many: For urge incontinence, medications known as anticholinergics are (pills, skin patch or skin gel)are used. Botox (injected into the bladder) is newly fda approved to treat neurogenic urge incontinence (off -label for other urge incontinence). A type of antidepressant known as tricyclic can help urge incontinence. Duloxtine, an antidepressant, can improve symptoms of stress incontinence.
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As noted by Dr Elser, incontinence comes in many forms: Stress, Urge, Overflow, or a mix of these. Different types respond to different medicines, and some respond better to surgery.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
If you have overactive bladder try taking your medication at bedtime to reduce dry mouth side effect.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Isn't it true that once you have a urinary tract infection, you'll never have another one?

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No: Unfortunately, a good number of people suffer from recurrent utis.
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How can I tell if I have a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Pain or discomfort: The symptoms of a UTI are variable. Symptoms include buring with urination, fevers with chills, and flank pain. One usually also develops urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency, urianry urgency, and urinating more at night. If one notices a change with their urination, an evaluation is recommemded to receive the appropriate antibiotic.
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How can I stop urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It depends: There are several types of urinary incontinence - stress, urge, functional, overflow, etc. All have different treatments ranging from simple kegel exercises to oral medications to surgery. This is certainly something that should be brought to your physicians attention so that the problem can be further defined.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
You may have stress incontinence, which happens when you cough or sneeze. You may be able to improve your symptoms by cutting back on caffeine and doing Kegel exercises. You may have urge incontinence, that you feel the urge and then your bladder just empties. This is often improved with medication. You may have urethral hypermobility which is easily treated in the office with Renessa.
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