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Can Mirena Coil Cause Urinary Incontinence
Many: Some high blood pressure medications (eg hytrin) affect urethral tone and cause incontinence. Diurectics cause the bladder to fill quickly & can aggravate incontinence (but should not be stopped w/o dr's ok). Muscle relaxants can aggravate incontinence. And certain medications such as for myasthenia gravis can affect bladder function. Any drug that worsens constipation can worsen bladder function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
There are of course different type of prostate surgery.
Postate removal for cancer has a severe incontinence rate of 3-5% and a mild to moderate incontinence rate of 10-15%. Both are very treatable in hands of surgeons who treat this often.
Prostate scraping and laser treatments for benign disease rarely lead to incontinenece buts is also very treatable.
Bottom line:it happens and is treatable. ...Read more
Can urinary incontinence be caused by decreased (improper) nerve function of the sacral nerve supply?
Can urinary incontinence be caused from my immune deffiancy condition I have leakopenia. Thr blood condition.
Unlikely: It is unlikely that your leukopenia is causing your urinary incontinence. Depending on the type of urinary incontinence you have (leakage with cough/sneeze or leakage with the urge to urinate), there are different treatments that would be safe for you. You should see your gyn for an initial evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: The patients with parkinson's disease develop over active bladder, which causes frequency, urgency and urge incontinence. In fact better control of parkinson (with Dopamine type of drugs) can alleviate the urinary symptoms. Most commonly used medications for this purpose are: oxybutanine, detrol, enablex, vesicare (solifenacin) and toviaz. These can be combined with other medications such as flomax, rapaflo. ...Read more
Intertrigo (dx'd bad case): Can wearing sanitary napkin 24 hrs day for sporadic urinary incontinence cause intertrigo? I change as needed. Got meds
Unknown: The cause of parkinson's disease is unknown. Some of the major symptoms are caused by loss of neurons in an area of the brainstem that produces dopamine. There is no cure yet for parkinson's but there are many treatments available aimed at improving the symptoms. Urinary incontinence is a common symptom in parkinson's disease and results from inability of the brain to suppress bladder emptying. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I ve chronic cough, 2 yr+ which has caused severe urinary incontinence, now, any advice how this can be rectified other then pf exercises +use pads?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a urinary diverticulum, is that what causes my urinary incontinence. Should I get the diverticulum checked by a doctor?
Yes: The symptoms of a urethral Diverticulum can be subtle, but classically involve incontinence, burning with urination, and pain with intercourse. Often women will also experience recurrent infections. Surgery to remove the Diverticulum is the only option to resolve the issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: Much of incontinence is related to genetic factors. Other common factors include: weak ligaments & muscles due to pregnancy and childbirth, bladder spasms, urinary tract infection, neurologic damage (spinal cord injury, stroke, ms), diabetes, chronic cough chronic heavy lifting, chronic constipation and obesity. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it harmless doing Kegel Exercise when I (31 yrs old male) don't have any urinary incontinence? Could doing "Kegel' regularly cause ED or lead to any negative side effects? Are there any sexual benefits of doing "Kegel exercise"?
Yes: Hydrocepalus is a well recognised cause of urinary in continence. Low pressure hydrocephalus is commonly noted in the elderly. A shunt procedure doesnot reverse this trend though stops hydrocephalus from causing further brain damage. The drugs (anticholinergics are of limited use. The neocontrol system called interstim also has variable response. Injection of Botox in th bladder holds promise. ...Read more
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