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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup?

Absolutely: Your doctor needs to know this is one of your problems. Do not change your routine or needs. He/she may be able to help you with your problem. All the best. ...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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If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? And what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? And what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper?

Be comfortable: If someone has incontinence, it would probably feel worse to have an accident. Your care team understands your needs and you should not feel badly about keeping yourself comfortable with whatever personal hygiene accessories you need. ...Read more

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Incontinence will I have to wear diapers 24/7 for the rest of my life?

Incontinence will I have to wear diapers 24/7 for the rest of my life?

Need consult: You need evaluated by a uro-gynecologist. It can be transient, hormonal, an indicator of another medical condition, amenable to surgical correction, improved with medications, etc. You need a good history and exam by a specialist before you doom your self to 40+ years in adult diapers. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old & wear diapers. I have incontinence but still control my bowels, it bothers me while sleeping. How can I lose control so I can sleep?

See your doctor.: It is not normal for a 22-year-old to have incontinence of stool. Have you been seen for this before? What did the doctor say? If you have not, then you should be seen immediately. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have incontinence (have seen doctor for it). Sometimes I have to go hours without someone changing my poopy diaper. How long is it ok to stay in it?

I have incontinence (have seen doctor for it). Sometimes I have to go hours without someone changing my poopy diaper. How long is it ok to stay in it?

Not long: A diaper with stool in it should be changed immediately. You should never wait for more that 30 minutes at most. If you have to wait hours, your caregiver is being negligent and you need a new caregiver. ...Read more

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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options: There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...Read more

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Are diapers a good solution for my incontinence?

Needs work up: It is important to get tested to find out the cause before treating. Diapers are like bandage; doesn't treat the cause. ...Read more

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Are there better diapers than depends for adult urge incontinence?

Possibly: The best pad or adult diaper will very from person to person. Fit is important & no two people are shaped exactly the same. Try different brands/styles to see what works best for you. Consider supplementing with additional incontinence pads or doubling at night if needed. Remember that there are many effective treatments for urge incontinence. Talk to a specialist to see if one might work for you. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Yes: There are several options, depending on the problem. A cunningham clamp is placed on the penis and only opened when ready to urinate. Certain medications can help. A condom catheter is also effective where one urinates into a bag via a special condom. As a last resort, a urethral catheter or suprapubic catheter may be placed but these have increased complication rates, especially with infection. ...Read more

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How can I wear adult incontinence pads without them showing?

How can I wear adult incontinence pads without them showing?

Clothing: Wear looser fitting clothing. U can still dress sharp. ...Read more

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S it bad on skin to wear depends every night if incontinence during bedtime?

S it bad on skin to wear depends every night if incontinence during bedtime?

No: If an incontinence pad is worn at night, skin issues can occur, but if one changes the pad as it becomes wet, minimal problems will occur. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence and gym. What can I wear that won't show through yoga pants?

Stress incontinence and gym. What can I wear that won't show through yoga pants?

A plug: There are incontinence plugs. You could also just where a pad, if it shows through your pants then they are too tight and other things are probably showing too. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of urinary incontinince? Can not afford diapers and will ask dr for a rx. What do I tell her?

What are the signs and symptoms of urinary incontinince? Can not afford diapers and will ask dr for a rx. What do I tell her?

Urine leakage & odor: There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui). Treatment will depend on the cause. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui is occuring. Some types of leakage are treated with pelvic exercise, some with medication, and others with procedures, even surgery. A gynecologist or female urologist will have expertise and can help. ...Read more

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What is Incontinence a risk factor for?

Incontinence can lead to:: Bed sore, Overactive Bladder, Urge incontinence, Stress bladder Incontinence. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Incontinence?

Involuntary leak...: 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... ...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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Incontinence with aspergers, what should I do?

Incontinence with aspergers, what should I do?

See Your Doc: Incontinence is never normal & needs to be evaluated. I don't know of any connection to asperger's. ...Read more

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Incontinence and cystoscopy- humiliated but need help?

Get help: See your local urogyn doc
google augs
from there u will find a doc who can fix ur problem. ...Read more

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Could I have urge incontinence?

Could I have urge incontinence?

Yes, UTI, OAB, diet: Many causes of ui. Cystitis or urethritis from uti. Overactive bladder which may require medication. Caffeine or acid urine producing foods and beverages like tomatoes or oj. Less commonly, in incompetent bladder neck or internal urethral sphincter or neurologic condition like ms. See a urologist or uro-gynecologist if not from diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes Stress incontinence?

What causes Stress incontinence?

Depend...: Incontinence can be urge, stress, or mixed, or can be fecal or urinary. Here, let's talk about stress urinary incontinence (SUI) only - resulting from weakened urinary sphincter which is usually related with childbirth, pelvic surgery, aging, etc. In females and with prostate surgery in males. ...Read more

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Does sciatica cause incontinence?

Does sciatica cause incontinence?

No, but: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which is the back of the buttock and the thigh. It does not include incontinence by this definition. But, causes of sciatica include causes that interfere with the function of lower spinal cord nerves and some of these causes of sciatica could conceivably cause incontinence. ...Read more

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What is self stress incontinence?

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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I think I have urge incontinence?

Check with urologist: First diagnose cause: overactive bladder, urinary infection, neurogenic bladder dysfunction etc. Can then be treated appropriately with bladder muscle relaxants such as oxybutinin er, Detrol la, vesicare, (solifenacin) sanctura etc, &/or antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause incontinence?

Can constipation cause incontinence?

Coexist: Bowel and bladder dysfunction may coexist and is seen often in children with voiding dysfunction. Having constipation and a distended rectum may lead to problems with bladder emptying and/or storage. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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