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What are some good stress incontinence devices?

What are some good stress incontinence devices?

Few exist: I will assume that you are referring to nonsurgical devices for women. 1) pessaries can be worn vaginally and put pressure on the bladder opening (urethra) from underneath & help block urine loss. 2) urethral "plugs" exist which are small devices inserted into urethral opening & are removed for urination. 3) soft caps that "suction" on over the urethral opening and are removed to urinate. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does anyone know good stress incontinence devices?

Does anyone know good stress incontinence devices?

Tampon: For starters, this is cheap, available and can be effective. Placed under the urethra to provide a backboard of support, they can provide temporary management of the sui before working out, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the name of a good stress incontinence devices?

Consult SUI Dr.: Urologist or uro-gynecologist. Therapeutic pessaries are sometimes useful, more so for older women. Urethral inserts are also stop gap devices. However, would advise surgical bladder neck or urethral suspension for someone as young as you. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old female with IC, and I recently noticed I have a decreased pressure/sensation to urinate and a good amount of stress incontinence. ?

Urogynecologist: You're very young to be having stress urinary incontinence. I would see a Urogynecologist for this problem to determine a potential cause because no young person should have to leak urine. You're other symptoms could be from IC for which you should keep a symptom and diet diary. ...Read more

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What is self stress incontinence?

Loss of urine: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read more

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Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Mayo and Tufts: www.tuftsmedicalcenter.tv/incontinence www.Mayoclinic.Com/stress-incontinence/ds00828.

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What is testing for stress incontinence?

Tests for SUI: Urodynamics, or bladder function testing, is performed to evaluate the cause of incontinence. Although stress incontinence generally occurs with cough or sneeze, sometimes a bladder contraction is started and surgery is not the remedy, rather medication may help. A small catheter is placed in the bladder and vagina to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What causes stress incontinence in women ?

What causes stress incontinence in women ?

Various factors: Stress incontinence is losing urine without meaning to during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress incontinence may occur from weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because the urethral sphincter is not working correctly. This could be caused by: childbirth, medications, obesity, smoking. Stress incont. Is much more common in women. ...Read more

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What are the tests for stress incontinence?

What are the tests for stress incontinence?

Depends.: Sometimes no specific testing is needed. Other times your doctor may recommend urodynamic testing(bladder function study). A pressure sensing catheter is inserted into your bladder to determine how your bladder responds to being filled, how well it empties and to measure certain pressures. Your doctor can use this information to help determine how to best treat your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Stress incontinence?

Rarely needed...: Detailed history + simple manual urinary stress test should suffice to confirm stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for most cases. Sophisticated high-tech urodynamic testing should be just reserved for complicated or recurrent cases. So, ask your urologists or urogynecologist timely. More? Contact me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster & learns more... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Stress incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) brings unwanted urine leakage right at the moment of straining physical activities such coughing, sneezing, jumping, lifting, running, etc. resulting directly in embarrassingly wetting underwear & pants and indirectly in limiting personal and withdrawing social activities, ... a long list of far-reaching effects. ...Read more

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Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Sudafed,or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Can help to tighten bladder neck. Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day & squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective surgical procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Stress incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress urinary incontinence itself carries no direct complications but a far-expanding impact on personal & social life, reflecting its degree and the coping ability of the affected. At personal level, inconvenience, embarrassment, stress, depression, possible diaper rashes, its related cost of care, etc.; to social life, it may bring restricting social activities and physical exercise, isolation ...Read more

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How come I have stress incontinence, but nobody else in the family has it?

Depends: Most cases of stress urinary incontinence (sui) are the result of pelvic relaxation due to vaginal deliveries. For many women, kegel exercises can decrease the symptoms of sui. If your incontinence is affecting your daily activities, you should see a gynecologist or a urologist for diagnostic testing and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there neurologic causes of stress incontinence?

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

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What are the treatments for Stress incontinence?

Hereinbelow...: The effectiveness of any care can not be permanent because the undesirable aging effects can be stopped. Keeping this in mind, the care for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may range from behavioral modification with timed voiding and moderate drinking, pelvic floor muscle self-exercise or machine-aided exercise, bulking agent injection, bladder / urethral fix or lift, diaper use, etc. More? Ask. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Might get wet, pads: Depends on how bad your symptoms are, and how full your bladder is. Empty your bladder before running or zumba, practice your kegel exercises. See your gyn or urologist (or gynourologist or urogynecologist) if ongoing or bothersome. Can always try panty liners or pads for protection. ...Read more

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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

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What can be done for stress incontinence during running?

What can be done for stress incontinence during running?

Many options: Their are many options for stress incontinence including kegel exercises, pelvic floor therapy, bulking agents and slings to name a few. Some treatments can also be performed at home using InTone or a similar device. To determine what is best for you then see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...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


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more