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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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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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Whats the difference between overflow incontinence or urge incontinence?

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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Will wearing thong underwear cause bladder infections or uti's?

Will  wearing thong underwear cause bladder infections or uti's?

Not usually: Not usually however in patients with recurrent UTI or irritation ov the vulva, elimination of thongs may help. ...Read more

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Incontinence (dribbling) after circumcision--urethral stricture, what to do?

Incontinence (dribbling) after circumcision--urethral stricture, what to do?

Unusual: No reason why U should be incontinent of urine after a circumcision. Surgery does not affect urethra unless circumcision performed grossly incorrectly. Suggest you consult an experienced urologist & not surgeon who performed your operation. ...Read more

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Urge incontinence without stress incontinence, frequent thirst, frequent urination, waking frequently to urinate. Tested neg for diabetes. What is it?

Urge incontinence without stress incontinence, frequent thirst, frequent urination, waking frequently to urinate. Tested neg for diabetes. What is it?

Its hard to say.: You need a test called urodynamics. See either your gynecologist if they have a comfort level with incontinence problems or a urologist. If available, there is a specialist called a uro-gynecologist that would be the optimal person to see to go over treatment options. ...Read more

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Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

If Sui yes: Stress urinary incontinence is easily addressed with a sling. There are some surgical treatments for other types of incontinence but not as common. ...Read more

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Foul fecal odor, excessive sweat/ leakage anus, loss urge defecate/eat, fatigued , losing weight, soft tender abdomen, empty vault what's wrong with me? :(

Foul fecal odor, excessive sweat/ leakage anus, loss urge defecate/eat, fatigued , losing weight, soft tender abdomen, empty vault what's wrong with me? :(

Tough one: Could have sperate issues occurring synergistically. You may have an issue in your GI system, getting dehydrated becuase no appetitie, could have anxiety problems adding, like ittitble bowel syndorme, could be a colon problem or stomach problem. Get in but in the meantime take ranitidine 150mg or Omeprazole 40-80mg (best) in case of stomach ulcer, keep up fluids, get seen quick, get bck 2us. Gd l. ...Read more

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Would having intercourse with a girl suffering from urinary incontinence, help cure her incontinence?

No. : But you are on to the right idea that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help with certain forms of incontinence. I would recommend your girlfriend see a urologist to find out what type of incontinence she has. There is a role for kegel exercises and pelvic floor muscle training (pfmt) in many types of incontinence. ...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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How can rectal prolapse cause fecal incontinence?

How can rectal prolapse cause fecal incontinence?

Sphincter can't shut: In rectal prolapse the sphincter is generally intact but because the rectum is coming out of the anus it is in a somewhat open position and although constipation is the most frequent cause of prolapse once the prolapse is full thickness any loose stool will likely escape. ...Read more

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I have frequent urination, nocturia, urinary retention, and premature ejaculation?

I have frequent urination, nocturia, urinary retention, and premature ejaculation?

You need to see: urologist. He/she can assess and treat your situation. If one doesn't do it, find another. Peace and good health. ...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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Does hydrocephalus cause urinary incontinence where ya poop come out like water.

Does hydrocephalus cause urinary incontinence  where ya poop come out like water.

Yes: Hydrocepalus is a well recognised cause of urinary in continence. Low pressure hydrocephalus is commonly noted in the elderly. A shunt procedure doesnot reverse this trend though stops hydrocephalus from causing further brain damage. The drugs(anticholinergics are of limited use. The neocontrol system called interstim also has variable response. Injection of Botox in th bladder holds promise. ...Read more

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Do thong underwear irritate hemorrhoids?

Do thong underwear irritate hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: The question here is what actually bothers you? Underwear cannot cause internal hemorrhoids to prolapse, but it can irritate perianal skin. Accumulating of moisture in the anal and vaginal areas due to normal activites and rubbing of skin together can be very irritating and lead to fungal skin infections. This is not a hemorrhoid issue but one of hygiene. ...Read more

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What could cause urinary hesitancy and bed wetting in a young man?

What could cause urinary hesitancy and bed wetting in a young man?

Seek evaluation.: Any significant change in the pattern of urination in an otherwise healthy individual should be evaluated. Behavioral causes, medicines, drugs, can all contribute, but you do not want to miss a neurological cause of new onset dysfunction in voiding. See your primary care physician, but any worry should prompt evaluation by a urologist who specializes in neuro-urology. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Whenever a person cannot control the Urine and it leaks out ...Read more