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Doctor insights on: Adhesive Patches For Stress Incontinence

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What is stress incontinence caused by?

What is stress incontinence caused by?

Weak pelvic floor: Muscular support allowing stress urinary incontinence causes wetting with coughing, sneezing etc), which can increase after childbirth or after menopause when ovaries stop producing estrogen and bladder neck and urethral lining thins out. Cystocele where bladder tends to prolapse into vagina. Uterine prolapse. Fistula between bladder and vagina. Many women are incontinent with urinary infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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How do I know if I have stress incontinence?

How do I know if I have stress incontinence?

Leak with event: Stress incontinence usually has an immediate identifiable cause such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, hopping, or jumping. Leaking events are related to specific activities. Stress incontinence is usually not related to strong urges to empty your bladder. To be certain, see a specialist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for stress incontinence?

Kegels: Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence. If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Yes: Avoiding stimulants and diuretics such as caffeinated products. Timing your voids to regularly go to the bathroom every 2-3 hours. Performing kegel exercises helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help reduce the gap in the musculature that can lead to bladder prolapse (falling down) that can lead to leaking urine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stress incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: stress incontinence?

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. ...Read more

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What is stress incontinence? What are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

What is stress incontinence? What are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Tthere are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Treatment options can be pelvic PT, topical estrogen, pessary, plugs, radiofrequency, bulking, slings Resources: www.voicesforpfd.www.ics.org ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Very: In the hands of an experienced doc go to augs.Org to find a doc you need someone whose done at least 60 of them i've done over 500 and some docs thousands 1/4th of the nurses in our surgery dept have gotten them they can tell u who to see. ...Read more

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What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

A sling is the best: Out there. You can try kegel exercises, but eventually they will not work for you - usually. Weight loss can help too. ...Read more

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Do i need a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No,...: Remember: every life event always displays itself at a certain point of its pattern of full spectrum, from very mild elusive to very severe obvious state. How does a doc handle it? It's to work together with patients so to apply currently available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, common sense, ; wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable person. So, pelvic floor prolapse... ...Read more

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50 years old with stress incontinence from c hyst?

Probalby not: More likely just age and pregnancies than the c-hyst. ...Read more

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Are there neurologic causes of stress incontinence?

Absolutely: A number of conditions from stroke, parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, spinal stenosis, neuropathy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida and pelvic nerve injury can cause incontinence. While neurologic conditions are commonly thought to lead to overactive bladder or bladder spasm, the nerve supply to the urethra can be damaged, leaving the bladder weak and causing stress leakage. ...Read more

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How can I avoid stress incontinence lbl on a long trip?

Kegels: You can decrease your incontinence with regular kegel (pelvic muscle) exercises as well as making sure you regularly empty your bladder. If it is severe, talk to your doctor about a pessary or surgery for treatment of incontinence. ...Read more

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Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

You bet: Its an easy and highly successful surgery. If the diagnosis has been confrimed with urodynamics the success rate is in the 90's. ...Read more

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Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No: Stress incontinence and prolapse often go together but they can be independent conditions. Stress incontinence occurs because of weakness to the tissue that holds up the urethra where prolapse occurs because of weakness to tissue/ligaments/fascia that hold up either bladder, vagina, uterus or rectum. Good resource for further info: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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Stress incontinence and gym. What can I wear that wont show through yoga pants?

Stress incontinence and gym. What can I wear that wont show through yoga pants?

A plug: There are incontinence plugs. You could also just where a pad, if it shows through your pants then they are too tight and other things are probably showing too. ...Read more

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What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

Many choices: Kegels (best is course of pelvic floor physical therapy), vaginal pessary (placed by gyne or urogyn), periurethral injection (office procedure for severe form of stress incontinence), or surgery. Minimally invasive sling, under local anesth, can be performed on women of all ages w/low risk. Incontinence does not need to be severe to deserve treatment. ...Read more

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What are some good stress incontinence devices?

What are some good stress incontinence devices?

Few exist: I will assume that you are referring to nonsurgical devices for women. 1) pessaries can be worn vaginally and put pressure on the bladder opening (urethra) from underneath & help block urine loss. 2) urethral "plugs" exist which are small devices inserted into urethral opening & are removed for urination. 3) soft caps that "suction" on over the urethral opening and are removed to urinate. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more