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How can I treat overflow incontinence?

How can I treat overflow incontinence?

Timed voids: Urinate more frequently to prevent overfilling Get evaluated by urologist or urogynecologist. Depending on cause there can be other treatment options. ...Read more

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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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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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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What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

Operation: operation approximating suburethral tissue at bladder neck called Kelly plication helps Also abdominal operation called Marshall Marchetti operation helps ...Read more

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How to get rid of iron urinary incontinence?

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Please repost/rephra: I'm sorry but I don't understand your question/phrase. Urinary incontinence makes sense - that's leaky bladder. But I've never heard of "iron urinary incontinence". Perhaps you're referring to urge incontinence, which is one of several types of incontinence. It's uncommon in young 18yo men. For that matter, incontinence of any sort is uncommon in young men. Best to see your Family Doc or Urologist ...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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How can you tell the difference between urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence?

UTI: A urinary tract infection most often causes burning with urination and urinary frequency and urgency. Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine with an urge to urinate or with physical activity. ...Read more

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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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How does incontinence relate to age?

Increases: Incontinence can occur at any age, however statistically the prevalence of incontinence increased with age. There are many different causes of incontinence. Feel free to discuss further with primary doctor, gyn, urologist or urogynecologist www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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How to manage incontinence?

How to manage incontinence?

Incontince: Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. Stress incontinence, which is leakage with coughing, sneezing, and activities, can be treated with keagal exercises or an outpatient surgery known as a sling. Overactive bladder, which is urinary urgency frequency and urge urinary incontinence. Can be treated with medications, pelvic floor muscle exercises, Botox injections, or an interstim device. ...Read more

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How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises build up the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles can put pressure on the urethra and help with incontinence. ...Read more

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How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

Estrogen and leaking: Estrogen does not cause urinary incontinence. Local estrogen is actually used to revitalize vaginal tissue and help with uterine prolapse. It has not been used to treat incontinence. ...Read more

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For how long should I do pelvic muscle excercise to alleviate nocturnal urinary urgency? To what extent is it effective?

For how long should I do pelvic muscle excercise to alleviate nocturnal urinary urgency? To what extent is it effective?

Here are some ...: Pelvic floor muscle exercise is primarily designed to strengthen weakened urinary sphincter resulting in stress urinary incontinence for females, but has been extended for males after prostate surgery and for promoting self-awareness and improving u-sphincter relaxation for ones with urge U-incontinence. But how soon does its effect appear? It depends on age, correctness of exercise, dedication... ...Read more

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How to cure incontinence without mesh?

How to cure incontinence without mesh?

Use the oldr more: Invasive and less successful surgeries or temporary collagen injections. Lose weight and do pelvic floor therapy. Thin small strips of mesh are the gold standard for stress incontinence and the fda agrees its the pelvic floor meshes that are the problem for reconstructiin. ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

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What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

What can I do for urinary stress incontinence?

A sling is the best: Out there. You can try kegel exercises, but eventually they will not work for you - usually. Weight loss can help too. ...Read more

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How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

Worsen it. : Bladder infections cause increased urgency and bladder muscle contractions that make it hard to hold the urine. Why are you having recurrent infections would be a great question to answer. Not treated with right medication, kidney stones, bladder prolapse, hygiene issues? Seek help from a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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How to prevent gall bladder symptoms without surgery?

How to prevent gall bladder symptoms without surgery?

Maybe diet: I do not know if you have gallstones or not. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods (fried chicken, cheese pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, etc.) may help. But if there are gallstones causing pain, then sometimes medication such as actigall (ursodiol) may dissolve gallstones over time. Sometimes though any foods can cause stomach discomfort and nausea, then surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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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