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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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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

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Will performing kegel exercises help prevent anal prolapse?

Will performing kegel exercises help prevent anal prolapse?

Just a bit: It may provide a small measure of help, since the pubococcygeus muscle also loops around the anus as well as the urethra and may elevate the levator anus muscles. However, once anal prolapse occurs, Kegel's will not be of any benefit, only surgery. ...Read more

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What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab for urge incontinence?

What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab  for urge incontinence?

Pelvic Floor Rehab: A specialized physical therapy rehab program usually performed by female physical therapists for female patients. The therapists have specialized training to identify insufficient muscle strength or muscle coordination. The use of deep heat modalities may help if increased tone of muscles that are not coordinated. Biofeedback allow you to understand which exercises fire which muscles. ...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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Will surgery for incontinence also tighten vagina?

Will surgery for incontinence also tighten vagina?

No: But u can have that surgery done at the same time, if gyn is doing the incontinence surg then the gyn can do the other but the incon. Will be covered by insurance the other one may not be, so u would have to check that out before surgery, if a urologist is doing the incon. Surgery, then u would need a gyn also. ...Read more

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Can kegel exercises prevent early rectal prolapse from continuing?

Can kegel exercises prevent early rectal prolapse from continuing?

Probably not ...: Kegel exercise, of no doubt, will strengthen the muscle power around the anus and pelvic floor of men or women. But its preventive effect has not been studied for teenagers, as I have known. Remember everything happening to us always results from multiple factors although some factors may be identified as precipitating ones. Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence... ...Read more

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Is kegel exercises effective for premature ejaculation?

Maybe: Some medical research suggests that pelvic floor exercises can improve erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, via improved muscular control of the pelvis. Given that there is virtually no risk, kegel exercises are a logical first approach to treating premature ejaculation, before considering topical and pharmacological options. ...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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Do kegel exercises help with the leaking of urine?

Do kegel exercises help with the leaking of urine?

Absolutely!: Kegels can help. But many women w/ leakage or urinary incontinence do not have healthy pelvic muscles and cannot "kegel" (aka pelvic muscle exercise) properly. If you injured your shoulder muscles & had trouble with shoulder - you wouldn't think twice about seeing a physical therapist(pt). Do pme squeeze for 10, relax for 10, for up to 50 reps a day. Ideally seek script for pelvic floor pt. ...Read more

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Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Yes: Male slings have been shown to be of great assistance in helping men with certain types of incontinence after prostate surgery. I suggest you talk to the urologist who performed the prostatectomy or find one of the younger robotic trained urologists who might be more aware of new technology to help with incontinence after prostatectomy. ...Read more

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Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

For symptoms yes: But it probably doesn't actually treat the condition ie heal the bladder wall. Painful bladder syndrome includes manythings that aren't ic such as pelvic floor dysfunction that will respond well to rehab. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good pelvic floor exercises ofter a prostate operation?

Can you suggest some good pelvic floor exercises ofter a prostate operation?

Here are some ...: Pelvic floor muscle exercise for men with stress u-incontinence after radical prostatectomy is same as that for women, i.e., Kegel exercise. But, how to do it correctly may be an issue, and it should be done by learning how to isolate the perineal / pelvic floor muscles around the urethra. If doing it correctly, one should not see much movement in the abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises the help with urinary incontinence?

Squeeze before Sneez: Some women find it difficult to locate their kegel muscles. Think about what you do when in an elevator and you don't want to pass gas? That's right you keep your tummy muscles soft and tighten your bottom. Those muscles close your urethra so urine doesn't leak (and also your vaginal opening for improved sex). Practice a few times a day. So remember when you feel a cough or a sneeze... Squeeze. ...Read more

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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence: While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling. Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors. ...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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Can clitoris masturbation loosen vagina? Tips for Kegel exercise?

Can clitoris masturbation loosen vagina? Tips for Kegel exercise?

Kegel: Find the muscles you use to stop urinating. Squeeze these muscles for 3 seconds. Then relax for 3 seconds. Your stomach and thigh muscles should not tighten when you do this. dont do while urinating. clitoral masturbation does not loosen your vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Harris
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Kegel Exercises (Definition)

Kegel exercises can help make the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine) stronger. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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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