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Does prostate surgery always cause urinary incontinence?

Does prostate surgery always cause urinary incontinence?

No: 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

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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


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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...Read more

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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...Read more

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Can seroxat cause urinary incontinence?

Can seroxat cause urinary incontinence?

Possibly: 15 out of 1000 patients on these types of medication can develop urinary complaints. Discuss further with you physician ...Read more

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What is stress urinary incontinence?

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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Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check how much urine is in your bladder after you void is a quick test to see if that is the cause of your infections. ...Read more

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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Yes: Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting. Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence ?

Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence ?

No: stones in the kidneys have no relationship to urinary incontinence. A ureteral stones near the bladder can however, cause bladder irritative symptoms. ...Read more

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Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Unlikely: Urinary urgency is generally a bladder issue and not urethral in origin, especially in a 25 yr old female. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can stress cause urniary incontinence?

Can stress cause urniary incontinence?

Incontinence: Anxiety and stress can cause urge incontinence which is a type of incontinence that is due to spasm of the smooth muscle of the bladder. If this a continuing problem, consult your doctor, there are medications that can help. ...Read more

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Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

No: Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma to the bladder lining with the catheter and cause more symptoms. ...Read more

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Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Depends: Incontinence is a symptom. Finding a "cure" means idenfying the problem and correcting the problem. The problem could be a medication or dietary irritant causing urgency and incontinence associated with it. Or the problem could be a nerve problem related to back surgery. So the cure is really based on what the problem is and identification of the problem is often times the challenging part. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause urinary incontinence?

What drugs can 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 more

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Could chronic urinary retention lead to a urinary tract infection?

Could chronic urinary retention lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes: Bacteria can grow efficiently inside the bladder if the bladder is not completely emptied on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between overflow incontinence or urge incontinence?

Read on: Overflow incontinence is much easier to fix. You are leaking because your bladder is full. This happens very often to nurses and teachers who hold their urine when they get the urge. Make sure you empty your bladder every hour or two. You may be able to make it longer than that over time. Urge incontinence is when you feel the urge and your bladder empties before you can get to the bathroom. ...Read more

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What causes male urinary problems: frequency, urgency, etc. Treatments?

What causes male urinary problems: frequency, urgency, etc. Treatments?

Broad question: This question is sort of like, 'what does a urologist treat?'. Urinary problems can be cause by enlarged prostates (BPH), prostate cancer, bladder infection, bladder tumor, certain parasites, congenital anomalies of the urinary tract, diabetes insipidus, and many other conditions. Treatments depend on the cause: surgery, certain madications, and dietary habit changes. ...Read more

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What is urinary incontinence?

Urine leak: Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are many forms. It can be a drop or a spurt of urine loss with physical activity, such as cough, jump, lift or even getting up out of chair= stress incontinence. Getting an urge to urinate and leaking before you get to the toilet is known as urge incontinence, a form of overactive bladder (oab). ...Read more

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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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What exactly causes urinary incontinence?

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 more

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How is urinary incontinence fully treated?

How is urinary incontinence fully treated?

Depends: Depends on the cause and type of incontinence. I recommend further evaluation by urologist, urogynecologist, gynecologist or primary physician. There are many non surgical and surgical options. In addition can consider pelvic physical therapy. Once again, this all depends on type and cause of incontinence and it should be evaluated further. www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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What drugs can 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 more

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Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Depends: Incontinence is a symptom. Finding a "cure" means idenfying the problem and correcting the problem. The problem could be a medication or dietary irritant causing urgency and incontinence associated with it. Or the problem could be a nerve problem related to back surgery. So the cure is really based on what the problem is and identification of the problem is often times the challenging part. ...Read more

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How to know if I have urinary incontinence?

How to know if I have urinary incontinence?

Leaking Urine: Incontinence is the leakage of urine. Sometimes one can't tell the difference between sweat, urine, or vaginal discharge. An easy test is to use over the counter AZO that dyes urine orange. Take for 24 hours and evaluate pads. Though vaginal secretions can stain orange, urine will be a more distinct orange color. Consider discussing further with primary doctor, OB/gyn,urogyn. or urologist ...Read more

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What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

Type matters: If you have urge incontinence (leakage with the "gotta-go" feeling), then treatments include bladder training with diet modifications, medications, Botox injections into the bladder wall, or implanted neuromodulating devices. If you have stress incontinence (leakage with cough, lifting, exercise, laughing, etc), then treatments include kegel exercises, vaginal pessaries, or surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

Depends on cause: Urinary incontinence in men can result from different things. For instance, some men have leakage due to urinary retention leading to "overflow" incontience. Others may have overactive bladders causing urge incontience. Still others may have leakage results from surgery. Only a healthcare provider can help you determine what type of incontinence you have and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Yes: Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting. Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. ...Read more

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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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What exactly is urinary incontinence in women?

Urine leakage: Urinary incontinence (ui) is the unintended loss of urine or urine leakage. The most common types of ui in women are stress (sui) and urge incontinence (uui). Sui is leakage associated w/ physical stress on the bladder, such as cough, sneeze, jump, lifting & causes are weak ligaments and muscles around the bladder opening. Uui occurs with an urge & leakage starts before one is seated on toilet. ...Read more

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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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What can I do regarding urinary incontinence in men?

What can I do regarding urinary incontinence in men?

Need to see Doctor: Firstly, rinalysis in case incontinence is due to a urinary infection.Need to consult urologist it wetting isn't due to a UTI. Will include detailed medical history, complete physical examination including genitalia, abdomen, nervous system & digital rectal examination (for prostate).X-rays,Sonogram, Urodynamic studies may be indicated. May respond to medication, Kegel exercises & possibly surgery ...Read more

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Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Whatever do you mean: The real answer to your question is twofold. The female urethra is only 2 inches long & the urethral sphincter is on the wispy side, as sphincters go. When it doesn't work pefectly, stress incontinence, leakage occurring with physical exertion like cough, sneeze, etc occurs. When the bladder itself decides to empty without permission, urge incontinence (overactive bladder) occurs. ...Read more

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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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Can anyone tell me is urinary incontinence common at 29?

Depends: There are many causes of incontinence..some which can start as early as your 20s. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to rule out more serious conditions ...Read more

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Is it normal to have urinary incontinence at a young age?

Is it normal to have urinary incontinence at a young age?

Abnormal: Urinary incontinence is not normal at any age. However, following pregnancy is it not uncommon and often resolves within 1-3 months. If it persists or is severe you should contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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
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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