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What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

Many: For urge incontinence, medications known as anticholinergics are (pills, skin patch or skin gel)are used. Botox (injected into the bladder) is newly fda approved to treat neurogenic urge incontinence (off -label for other urge incontinence). A type of antidepressant known as tricyclic can help urge incontinence. Duloxtine, an antidepressant, can improve symptoms of stress incontinence. ...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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What do I do about my urinary incontinence? Is it treatable?

What do I do about my urinary incontinence? Is it treatable?

Yes: Depending on the type of incontinence you have there are many options for treatment. Follow up with a urologist, or urogynecologist www.voicesforpfd.prg www.aua.org ...Read more

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Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

Surgery an option: If it is stress incontinence (leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping), the treatment may involve a simple outpatient surgical procedure known as a "sling" or tvt (tension-free vaginal tape) if it is . If it is urge incontinence where the patient gets a strong urge to urinate but starts leaking before reaching the bathroom, and meds have failed, a device called interstim may help. ...Read more

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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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What drugs can cause urinary incontinence?

Many: Some high blood pressure medications (eg hytrin) affect urethral tone and cause incontinence. Diurectics cause the bladder to fill quickly & can aggravate incontinence (but should not be stopped w/o dr's ok). Muscle relaxants can aggravate incontinence. And certain medications such as for myasthenia gravis can affect bladder function. Any drug that worsens constipation can worsen bladder function. ...Read more

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How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

Depends on cause: Urinary incontinence in men can result from different things. For instance, some men have leakage due to urinary retention leading to "overflow" incontience. Others may have overactive bladders causing urge incontience. Still others may have leakage results from surgery. Only a healthcare provider can help you determine what type of incontinence you have and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about urinary incontinence issues & actually had it treated successfully?

Can you tell me about urinary incontinence issues & actually had it treated successfully?

Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently. Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/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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My mom is in a nursing home and has frequent urinary incontinence. What is causing this and who should I get to treat this?

My mom is in a nursing home and has frequent urinary incontinence.  What is causing this and who should I get to treat this?

Check for infection: One of the reasons elderly patients may develop acute urinary incontinence is urinary tract infection; prostate problems( in men), bladder problems( hyperactive bladder) , neurological problems, hydrocephalus ( normal pressure hydrocephalus) etc... ...Read more

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Does the mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence resulted in complications?

Does the mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence resulted  in complications?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Dr. Denise Elser
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Urine Leaking (Definition)

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is a loss of bladder control. It ranges from occasionally leaking urine when coughing or sneezing, to urinating before making it to the bathroom in time. Simply lifestyle changes or medical treatment can often ...Read more


Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. This is common late in pregnancy when the baby is large and pressing ...Read more