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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Overview)

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 features of nerve/muscle impairment...


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What causes incontinence? What contributes/causes incontinence?

What causes incontinence? What contributes/causes incontinence?

Long answer: There are different types of urinary incontinence. The two main types are stress urinary incontince (sui)(involuntary urine loss secondary to sudden / intense increase in abdominal pressure), and urge urinary incontinence (uui) ( loss of urine secondary to an involuntary bladder contraction and associated with the urge to urinate). Sui is cause by weakening of the pelvic floor. Uui hasothercauses. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
476 doctors shared insights

Incontinence (Overview)

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 features of nerve/muscle impairment...


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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Bowel Incontinence

Be sure to have a lot of fiber in diet. It can make stools more formed and decrease incontinence. ...See more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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What is incontinence and what is the treatment?

Unexpected pee leak: Treatment depends on what type of urine leakage you have. See a urologist for a work up. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bladder incontinence?

What are the tests for bladder incontinence?

History, exam, labs: History and physical are probably most important. You should also have a urine test. I often check a simple flow test with residual to make sure the patient is emptying. Urodynamics for more complex patients and cysto if i'm planning surgery (look in the bladder). For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Bowel Incontinence

Avoid drinking water, beer, or coffee just before going to bed. ...See more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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What causes incontinence, is it lifestyle, or biological?

What causes incontinence, is it lifestyle, or biological?

Childbirth can: In many women the problems develop from childbirth but do not appear till years after delivery of multiple or large babies. To know if she has incontinence and what treatments are available, a woman should overcome shyness and tell her gyn provider. A referral to a urogynecologist might be needed also. ...Read more

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What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

Physical stress: The term "stress" incontinence has nothing to do with emotional stress but instead means physical stress in the abdomen which increases bladder pressures and causes sudden episodes of leakage. Typical examples are leak with cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, or even getting up out of a chair. ...Read more

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