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Medicine For Mixed Incontinence
Beer: Any diuretic type of product such as drinking beer can aggravate incontinence because of the increased urine production. Vitamin b complex can aggravate urge incontinence. Highly acidic foods and foods containing caffiene such as tea, chocolate, coffee and energy drinks can aggravate urge symptoms. Tomatoes, onions, and citrus foods can also aggravate urge symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
Medications usually help with urge incontinence which is caused by an overactive bladder or bladder spasms. Stress incontinence is caused by a weakness of tissue under the urethra. Medications are not usually used to treat stress incontinence.
Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist, or urologist
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On cholystramine for ibs, and just got put on toviaz (fesoterodine) for urine incontinence. Any information on these drugs?
Cholestyramine binds bile salts. It has numerous side effects...one which is constipation
Toviaz is an anticholinergic medication that prevents bladder spasm. Common side effect can be dry mouth and constipation.
Make sure your physicians are aware that you are on both of these meds. ...Read more
Can a bio film bladder infection cause urge incontinence? Feel sometimes like wet pants. Any. Medicine can help?
Here are some...: Please ask your doctor since apparently your concerns have been a longstanding issue and s/he will surely know more about you than anyone online. How to do these correctly? Please refer to articles I suggested for you to peruse in the past. Without a coordinated way of care as suggested, more online sporadic answer to sporadic questions will generate more confusion, fear, and anxiety. Best wish... ...Read more
Non-prescription drugs for incontinence? Are there any? My problem isn’t too bad, so i’d rather not go to the doctor or pay for prescription drugs. I’m just looking for an over-the-counter drug or herb that can help.
I have chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping. My age is 52 male. What is its cause. Is there any medicines or treatment for this?
I have hiatel hernia, for past 4 months my urine is very dark, and very strong-smelling--could it be the prescription drugs I drink lots of water=just had back surgery a year ago. I do have "coital incontinence" I am 40, and I have had 1 child. Urine is ju
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Invasive and less successful surgeries or temporary collagen injections. Lose weight and do pelvic floor therapy.
Thin small strips of mesh are the gold standard for stress incontinence and the fda agrees its the pelvic floor meshes that are the problem for reconstructiin. ...Read more
Yes: Any chronic problem can have good days and bad days. ...Read more
Both genders can get: Women have a greater risk of developing urinary incontinence due to childbirth. Men can develop it also, eg, after prostate surgery. In many people the problems of urine leakage develop in the later years. To know if they have incontinence and what treatments are available, patients or loved ones should overcome shyness and tell the primary care provider or urologist. Help is available. ...Read more
Depends.: The best options depend on why you leak. Kegel - pelvic floor - exercises are always a good idea. Consider avoiding caffeinated, carbonated and acidic beverages. Empty your bladder often. Avoid activities that cause you to leak like running or jumping. Be fitted with a pessary that has an incontinence knob by your gyn.. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: Diabetes, especially with poor glucose control and vascular health, can lead to damage of the autonomic nervous system. If this affects the nerves that control the bladder, this can lead to the body being unable to sense when it needs to urinate. Diabetics with this nerve damage do not go to the bathroom as frequently, leading to increased risk of infection and urinary overflow incontinence. ...Read more
No: We hear about it a lot in older patients because it can really affect their life. However, we see incontinence in all ages especially in women. The great news is it can usually be cared for once the reason for the leakage is identified. Look at www. Nafc. Org (national assoc for continence) for more information. ...Read more
Diapers: No not really. Diapers are usually worn for a reason. ...Read more
Urologist: You should consult with a local urologist who can examine you and take a full medical and familial history. These conditions need to be properly diagnosed as to the cause by a local physician who can examine you and treat you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Rare at your age: Urinary incontinence is not very common in someone your age. It could be something as simple as a UTI especially if you are experiencing pain with urination and urinary frequency. Constipation can also cause urinary frequency. One serious condition that should be ruled out is diabetes. If you haven't been tested you should have this done. ...Read more
Weak pelvic floor: Muscular support allowing stress urinary incontinence causes wetting with coughing, sneezing etc), which can increase after childbirth or after menopause when ovaries stop producing estrogen and bladder neck and urethral lining thins out. Cystocele where bladder tends to prolapse into vagina. Uterine prolapse. Fistula between bladder and vagina. Many women are incontinent with urinary infections. ...Read more