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Dr. Denise Elser Dr. Elser
Gynecology
years in practice
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How long will urinary incontinence last after treatment?

How long will urinary incontinence last after treatment?

Depends: Overactive bladder (oab): medication can take about 4 weeks, physical therapy 4-12 weeks, neuromodulation 6-12 wks. Stress incontinence (sui): pelvic muscle exercise-2-3 mo's, meds 4-6 weeks, midurethral sling (outpatient surgery) - immediate results. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
561 doctors shared insights

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. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence: While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling. Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Dr. Scott Kramer Dr. Kramer
Gynecology
32 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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Is there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Is there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Usually: Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra. Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Quezada Dr. Quezada
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Which is the best medical center for treating urinary incontinence in texas?

Which is the best medical center for treating urinary incontinence in texas?

Depends: All the cities have specialists in urology and urogynecology that can help treat your condition. Is it stress, urge, neurogenic, mixed incontinence. Stress in continence can be treated with bladder training or with surgical therapy. Urge incontinence can also be treated with biofeedback or medications . I would put our san antonio providers up against any in the country or elsewhere in texas. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Would having intercourse with a girl suffering from urinary incontinence, help cure her incontinence?

No. : But you are on to the right idea that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help with certain forms of incontinence. I would recommend your girlfriend see a urologist to find out what type of incontinence she has. There is a role for kegel exercises and pelvic floor muscle training (pfmt) in many types of incontinence. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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As my period become close I suffer from stess urinary incontinence . why ? what's the treatment?

Here are some ...: By history, the described event suggests some expected tissue texture weakening of urethra by menstrual hormonal change, which could not be cured but modified. How? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. So, bring the info on its onset, degree, duration, evolution & progress as well as its potentially related symptoms and Hx to gyn-doc for analysis + exam + tests as needed so to deduce Dx... ...Read more

Dr. Erin Robertson Dr. Robertson
General Practice
15 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

Depends...: Does she have other medical problems? What are her vital signs? Is she coherent or does she have an altered mental status? Does she have a living will? The urinary overflow may or may not be related to the fever. She could have a FUO or urosepsis from a UTI due to urinary retention. Assuming she is full code, get her to the ER ASAP. She may need catheterization, antibiotics & a full sepsis workup ...Read more

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping . My age is 52 male. What is its cause.Is there any medicines or treatment for this?

I have chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping . My age is 52 male. What is its cause.Is there any medicines or treatment for this?

Meds: Please check your meds with your doctor -- some meds can cause this if not then you should see a urologist (bladder specialist) or a neurologist (brain and nervous system specialist). ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom Dr. Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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How can I stop urinary incontinence?

How can I stop urinary incontinence?

See a gynecologist: Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Newer treatment available over the last few years are highly successful. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf Dr. Greenleaf
Gynecology
19 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

Leaking: If you are leaking urine....then you are incontinent. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if it is urine or a heavy vaginal discharge. You can try a pad test. Get AZO over the counter. It turns urine orange ( it will also stain other bodily fluids but not as much as urine). Wear a pad. Look at the pattern of orange staining on the pad. If bright orange then most likely urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez Dr. Rodriguez
Urology
5 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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How common is urinary incontinence in teenanger?

Incontinence: It should not happen normally. Some teenagers tend to hold their urine too long and may have occasional accidents.. If this is a continuing problem the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Elia Fanous Dr. Fanous
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

Pain & Frequency: Pain with urination and urinary frequency are the most common symptoms. Utis are uncommon in males, so this should be discussed with his doctor. Also, recurrence may indicate an anatomical problem and would need a work up. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What is the definition or description of: Urinary incontinence?

It (UI) may be...: ...defined as unwanted involuntary urine leakage at wrong time in wrong place under wrong circumstance leading to annoying daily life, which may be classified as stress UI, urge UI, mixed UI, overflow UI,... More on urination/incontinence? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...Read more

Dr. Denise Elser Dr. Elser
Gynecology
years in practice
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What are the solutions for people suffering from urinary incontinence?

What are the solutions for people suffering from urinary incontinence?

Many options: Depend on types of incontinence. Stress incontinence (sui) options are pelvic muscle exercise (pelvic floor physical therapy), pessary, medication, radiofrequency and outpatient surgery. Urge incontinence options are behavioral therapy, bladder training, medication, injections of Botox into the bladder muscle and neuromodulation (at the ankle -posterior tibial nerve, or implanted device at sacrum). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels Dr. Michaels
Urology
49 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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Is it weird for someone in their twenties with urinary incontinence problems?

See urologist: Needs special urological evalation and tests.Depending on the details, urodynamic testing, cystoscopy, accurate urination diary,possibly neurological evaluation. It is a long subject and depends whether you are referring to true incontinence or just urgency.It may be something very simple or more involved. A urological evaluation.Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Is it normal for someone in their twenties to have urinary incontinence problems?

Common: The most common cause would be interstitial cystitis at this age and would be managed with diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Paige Gutheil Dr. Gutheil
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

Kegels: Kegel exercises which contract the muscles used to start and stop the urine stream increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles which support the bladder. This helps prevent the most common type of incontinence where control is lost with an increase in abdominal pressure (such as with a cough or sneeze) called stress incontinence. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Yes: There are several options, depending on the problem. A cunningham clamp is placed on the penis and only opened when ready to urinate. Certain medications can help. A condom catheter is also effective where one urinates into a bag via a special condom. As a last resort, a urethral catheter or suprapubic catheter may be placed but these have increased complication rates, especially with infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Denise Elser Dr. Elser
Gynecology
years in practice
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What is stress urinary incontinence?

Leak w/pressure: Stress incontinence is due to a combination of weak ligaments and weak pelvic muscles. Commonly associated w/weakness caused by vaginal childbirth but can occur in women who've not given birth. The most common treatments are kegels or pelvic muscle exercise. Muscles can be too weak to exercise on your own; pelvic floor pt is the best method. Minimally invasive surgery can restore ligament support. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


Dr. Hugo Ribot
125 doctors shared insights

Loss Of Bladder Control (Definition)

Is any involuntary leakage of urine. There are a few types of urine incontinence and your physician can ...Read more