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Can Steroids Cause Accidents Of Incontinence In Adult Males At Times
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
I evacuate my bowels 2-3 times a day. Sometimes I have to strain. D\would this cause problems (incontinence) in the long run? I'm 22.
Probably not: But you should not need to strain especially if you are going three times a day. Try a mild stool softener or see a gastroenterologist for a proper rectal exam to see if you have pelvic floor dyssenergia (discoordinated relaxation and contraction of the muscles that help you poop). ...Read more
In your experience, can a spinal tumor at L4 that takes up left side of thecal sac cause symptoms of incontinence, pain and weakness that are variable, worsening at times then improving for a time?
Spinal tumor: Spinal tumors cause lumbal instability. Because of shifting pressures the symptoms can vary from time to time. ...Read more
I have sciatica, yesterday I had an embarrassing accident, I just read incontinence can be caused by sciatica. Do I need to tell my gp?
Couldn't hurt: Losing control of your bladder or any structure in the pelvis in any way might be "just" an accident, but could also be a sign of a more significant neurologic problem. Why not let a physician make that decision for you? Especially if you already have a pre-existing neurologic problem like sciatica? Call the doctor. ...Read more
Procedures can: In many men the problems develop immediately after surgery, eg. In others they develop in the later years. To know if he has incontinence and what treatments are available, a man should overcome embarassment and tell his primary care provider. A referral to a urologist might be needed also. ...Read more
I have chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping. My age is 52 male. What is its cause. Is there any medicines or treatment for this?
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? An yea it is me who wears the diapers 24 male I wear size medium.
Cloth diaper: Or pull ups are best suited for summer, and no problem wearing them for a yearly check, wish you wellness ...Read more
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"?
I am 31 years old male. I don't have urinary incontinence but I want to do "kegel exercise", if there any sexual benefits of it. Is it harmful or Is this exercise could cause erectile dysfunction or Is there any negative side effects of doing "Kegel"?
Used for bedwetting: Desmopressin can be effective to treat bedwetting because it acts on kidneys to reabsorb some of the filtered urine resulting in less urine urine production. Should be taken at night up to total of 0.6mg (1 - 3 0.2mg tablets) & only once/24 hours. Of no use for daytime incontinence which requires a different type of medication. ...Read more
How long until I can see the results for incontinence from doing kegel exercise many times per day?
Is urge incontinence associated with interstitial cystitis? I have this severe. Last week I went to the bathroom 51 times.
Yes, it is: Yes it is! You need to see a Urogynecologist or Urologist for assessment. ...Read more
Frequent urge to urinate for months, small amounts 25+times a day, no incontinence, no UTI, no IC, cystoscopy ok, seen 4 urologists, very tired. Please help!
Could incontinence: I don't think it's easy to say that you don't have IC. The symptoms you are describing could either be IC, it could be urge incontinence, it could be a prolapse of the bladder or other pelvic floor dysfunction. You could have issues with bowels pressing on the bladder. What medicine have you tried besides antibiotics? I would recommend bladder training and possibly botox. ...Read more
Is it possible to have to strain to empty bladder at times, but have incontinence as well? I have herniated disc, sciatica. Mri confirmed. Annoyed!
Possibly: Especially if excessive or aggressive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes and No: Pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence are two distinct entities that often occur together. In some circumstances pelvic prolapse reduces urinary incontinence due to increased urethral pressures. Surgeons often discuss issues of future incontinence when treating prolapse. A complete pelvic floor evaluation is important when planning surgery to avoid these issues. ...Read more
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
Well,: After pregnancy, incontinence problems can be because childbirth weakens the pelvic floor muscles, which can cause an overactive bladder. Childbirth also may contribute to bladder control problems because of the damage to the nerves that control the bladder; an episiotomy cut ; and dislocation of urethra and bladder during pregnancy. ...Read more
Incontinence: In a word, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Associated: They occur commonly together, but not always. ...Read more
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
NO: At your age, very though history is very important. Including sexual (anal) activity. Check with your primary, be very honest with him ...Read more
Beer: Any diuretic type of product such as drinking beer can aggravate incontinence because of the increased urine production. Vitamin b complex can aggravate urge incontinence. Highly acidic foods and foods containing caffiene such as tea, chocolate, coffee and energy drinks can aggravate urge symptoms. Tomatoes, onions, and citrus foods can also aggravate urge symptoms. ...Read more
Is it possible for lithium and/or Abilify (aripiprazole) to cause incontinence, stuffiness and excessive drooling?
Concur w/Dr. Weixel: Allow me to add the following to what Dr. Weixel has written. Lithium is much better known for dry mouth as opposed to drooling. And while incontinence is listed as a side effect it is felt to be usually due to increased urinary frequency. Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause the side effects you mention in significant numbers. ...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
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 more
Incontinence: Any antidepressants that exhibit blocking properties of the peripheral nervous system can impact the organs attached to them especially the tricyclics antidepressannts such as elavil (amitriptyline). The other such notriptylline and imipramine. An ekg is always good to have since these antidepressants can impact the rate and rhymin of the heart. There are newer agents for your conditiom. ...Read more
How do I hygienically dispose of my adult incontinence products in public without anyone noticing?
Disposal: When I walk my canine, I use a bag to dispose of the leavings. You should obtain some opaque bags large enough to put your products inside and then you can dispose of them anonymously. ...Read more
Clothing: Wear looser fitting clothing. U can still dress sharp. ...Read more
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