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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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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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Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Depends: Incontinence is a symptom. Finding a "cure" means idenfying the problem and correcting the problem. The problem could be a medication or dietary irritant causing urgency and incontinence associated with it. Or the problem could be a nerve problem related to back surgery. So the cure is really based on what the problem is and identification of the problem is often times the challenging part. ...Read more

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How to know if I have urinary incontinence?

How to know if I have urinary incontinence?

Leaking Urine: Incontinence is the leakage of urine. Sometimes one can't tell the difference between sweat, urine, or vaginal discharge. An easy test is to use over the counter AZO that dyes urine orange. Take for 24 hours and evaluate pads. Though vaginal secretions can stain orange, urine will be a more distinct orange color. Consider discussing further with primary doctor, OB/gyn,urogyn. or urologist ...Read more

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What exactly is urinary incontinence in women?

What exactly is urinary incontinence in women?

Urine leakage: Urinary incontinence (ui) is the unintended loss of urine or urine leakage. The most common types of ui in women are stress (sui) and urge incontinence (uui). Sui is leakage associated w/ physical stress on the bladder, such as cough, sneeze, jump, lifting & causes are weak ligaments and muscles around the bladder opening. Uui occurs with an urge & leakage starts before one is seated on toilet. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Is there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Usually: Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra. Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help. ...Read more

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What's the remedy for urinary incontinence?

What's the remedy for urinary incontinence?

Usually: Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra. Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help. ...Read more

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What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

Urethral sling: There are several outpatient surgeries that can be done to correct urinary incontinence. The most common is a midurethral sling. There are a variety of techniques and your surgeon likely has one he or she prefers.These can be done through small incisions with minimal recovery. Discuss with your obgyn, urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the risks of urinary incontinence surgeries?

Also depends: Risk of any surgery depends on age and other health conditions. Older and more health issues, higher the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. With incontinence surgery, specifically, injury to bladder, ureter, bowel and blood vessels. Infection, blood transfusion, though rare. Urine retention, "can't pee". These are a few, the consent form is a full page, small print. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause urinary incontinence?

Can nerve damage cause urinary incontinence?

Yes: Most specialists agree that damage to the muscles in your pelvis, many times from vaginal childbirth, can cause nerve and muscle damage which, with time, can lead to urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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How to get rid of iron urinary incontinence?

How to get rid of iron urinary incontinence?

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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What causes parkinsons? Is it curable? Can it cause urinary incontinence?

Unknown: The cause of parkinson's disease is unknown. Some of the major symptoms are caused by loss of neurons in an area of the brainstem that produces dopamine. There is no cure yet for parkinson's but there are many treatments available aimed at improving the symptoms. Urinary incontinence is a common symptom in parkinson's disease and results from inability of the brain to suppress bladder emptying. ...Read more

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Can urinary incontinence cause my spongiotic dermatitis on my vulval area?

Maybe: Incontinence can surely lead to chronic irritation of the vulva and can lead to these non-specific dermatitis. It is easier to treat the incontinence first and i would suggest you see a urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Any new techniques for control of urinary incontinence following radical prostatectomy?

Surgery: If one develops severe urianry incontinence after radical surgery and has failed conservative management and medications, then surgery is the next option. This includes collagen injection to help close the bladder opening or placement a sling underneath the urethra. A fianl measure would be to place an artificial (plastic) sphincter to close the urethral while not urinating. ...Read more

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What should I not drink while experiencing urinary incontinence due to Prostate surgery?

What should I not drink while experiencing urinary incontinence due to Prostate surgery?

Avoid irritants: While I don"t believe there are any specific recommendations, prudent advice would be to avoid those substances known to be bladder irritants. Irritating liquids include coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, alcohol, citrus & cranberry juices. Spicy foods, tomatoes & tomato products, chocolate, processed meats and fish, soy products, aged cheeses, some condiments and nuts may also be irritants. ...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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What is d solution to urinary incontinence in a 77 yr old woman? D urine comes without notice and usually at night.

What is d solution to urinary incontinence in a 77 yr old woman? D urine comes without notice and usually at night.

Need to see doc: Incontinence at night in bed in an older woman is usually urge incontinence. The bladder muscles squeezes down to empty urine without the patient wanting that to happen. Can be related to low hormones, infections, prolapse issues, diet, medications, back problems.....Probably needs to be seen by a urogynecologist or urologist. ...Read more

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I take an internal deodorant supplement (nullo) to treat symptoms of urinary incontinence . Is this safe, and in what doses?

Unknown safety.: I did a quick research on the product. Chlorophyllin is a chemically altered chlorophyll. It has not been tested in a way that promotes a doctor to recommend it. Doses and side effects and long term effects are unknown. Finally, it has been used for rectal incontinence, not urinary incontinence. This is because it influences the gut/intestinal bacteria. ...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