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Doctor insights on: Adult Diaper Incontinence

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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? and what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? and what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

Be comfortable: If someone has incontinence, it would probably feel worse to have an accident. Your care team understands your needs and you should not feel badly about keeping yourself comfortable with whatever personal hygiene accessories you need. ...Read more

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


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Are there better diapers than depends for adult urge incontinence?

Possibly: The best pad or adult diaper will very from person to person. Fit is important & no two people are shaped exactly the same. Try different brands/styles to see what works best for you. Consider supplementing with additional incontinence pads or doubling at night if needed. Remember that there are many effective treatments for urge incontinence. Talk to a specialist to see if one might work for you. ...Read more

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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup?

Absolutely: Your doctor needs to know this is one of your problems. Do not change your routine or needs. He/she may be able to help you with your problem. All the best. ...Read more

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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options : There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...Read more

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I have incontinence (have seen doctor for it). Sometimes I have to go hours without someone changing my poopy diaper. How long is it ok to stay in it?

I have incontinence (have seen doctor for it). Sometimes I have to go hours without someone changing my poopy diaper. How long is it ok to stay in it?

Not long: A diaper with stool in it should be changed immediately. You should never wait for more that 30 minutes at most. If you have to wait hours, your caregiver is being negligent and you need a new caregiver. ...Read more

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Incontinence will I have to wear diapers 24/7 for the rest of my life?

Need consult: You need evaluated by a uro-gynecologist. It can be transient, hormonal, an indicator of another medical condition, amenable to surgical correction, improved with medications, etc. You need a good history and exam by a specialist before you doom your self to 40+ years in adult diapers. ...Read more

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Are diapers a good solution for my incontinence?

Needs work up: It is important to get tested to find out the cause before treating. Diapers are like bandage; doesn't treat the cause. ...Read more

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