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How can I treat overflow incontinence?

How can I treat overflow incontinence?

Timed voids: Urinate more frequently to prevent overfilling
Get evaluated by urologist or urogynecologist. Depending on cause there can be other treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Overflow Incontinence (Definition)

Overflow incontinence is the ending stage of bladder long-term high-pressure overwork and denotes involuntary frequent peeing to merely squeeze a small amount of urine and the bladder still retains a lot of urine & is over-distended. Typically, peeing every 10-20 minutes but very small amount usually less than 10-30 cc. Over time, this condition will impair anatomy & function ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Overflow incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: Overflow incontinence?

Here is...: Overflow incontinence is the ending stage of bladder long-term high-pressure overwork and denotes involuntary frequent peeing to merely squeeze a small amount of urine and the bladder still retains a lot of urine & is over-distended. Typically, peeing every 10-20 minutes but very small amount usually less than 10-30 cc. Over time, this condition will impair anatomy & function of ureters & kidneys. ...Read more

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Any help out there for one that suffers from overflow incontinence?

Any help out there for one that suffers from overflow incontinence?

Many options: Intermittent self cath is the most common treatment. If there is an obstruction from prolapse or a prior surgery it can often be corrected. Interstim (sacral neuromodulation) can be effective in many cases. Depending on the cause, there may be other treatments available. See a physician familiar with overflow incontinence and its evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is overflow incontinence, and how does it occur and get treated?

It depends on causes: Overflow incontinence generally occurs when the bladder is filled beyond its capacity. This frequently happens when the bladder doesn't empty or empties incompletely. It can be due to obstruction (like the bladder falling or from a prior surgery) or damage to the nerves & muscles which cause the bladder to contract. It is frequently treated with intermittent cauterization but there are other options. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for overflow incontinence?

Depends on cause: First cause must be diagnosed, i.e. Enlarged prostate, urethral stricture or neurogenic bladder etc. By urologist or urogynecologist. May require urodynamic testing, cystoscopy etc. Or cardura. May respond to Alpha adreneric blocker medications such as flomax, (tamsulosin) hytrin, Minipress or cardura. May require surgery or intermittent clean self-catheterization. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for overflow incontinence?

Addressing the: Urine retention. Stopping meds that might be the source, correcting prolapse, looking for obstruction. If none of these exist then biofeedback or interstim are options. ...Read more

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Mom diagnosed with overflow incontinence, what can we do?

Overflow is rare: In women. She should be evaluated by a urogynecologist or urologist who specializes in women's incontinence. ...Read more

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What's the difference between overflow incontinence or urge incontinence?

What's the difference between overflow incontinence or urge incontinence?

Read on: Overflow incontinence is much easier to fix. You are leaking because your bladder is full. This happens very often to nurses and teachers who hold their urine when they get the urge. Make sure you empty your bladder every hour or two. You may be able to make it longer than that over time. Urge incontinence is when you feel the urge and your bladder empties before you can get to the bathroom. ...Read more

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What are foods, bath chemicals, or anything else that treat overflow incontinence?

What are foods, bath chemicals, or anything else that treat overflow incontinence?

Some options: For some people, cutting back on or avoiding alcohol, caffeine or acidic foods; reducing liquid consumption; losing weight or increasing physical activity can eliminate the problem. Treatment with alpha-adrenergic blocker medication such as doxazosin, prasozin can be another option. Self-catheterization and surgery may be needed if overflow incontinence is caused by a blockage, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a surgery to keep the urethra open permanently for someone who has overflow incontinence instead of using a catheter 24/7?

Need more info: You need to give us the cause of your OVERFLOW incontinence. If the bledder is permanently full both kidneys will eventually be damaged. No surgeon will place a sling because the bladder will still be full. You are only 20.Have you had spinal cord injury?? What medications are you on? Wish you the best. ...Read more

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Overflow incontinence patient can take protein supplements please help me?

None can do...: Overflow incontinence denotes the end of bladder overworking under high pressure resulting from poor relaxation & opening of urinary sphincter (bladder neck to membranous urethra). To help understand the sequence of events about urination & how to take care of related voiding issues, go to Prostate-BPH / LUTS, Voiding Trouble... as shown on the HOME of www. ForMeFirst. Com. Best wishes to health... ...Read more

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I have severe back pain and spasms with pee down my leg and overflow incontinence?

I have severe back pain and spasms with pee down my leg and overflow incontinence?

SURGICAL EMERGENCY: You may have a very serious condition called cauda equina which is compression of the lower part of the spinal cord. If this is the case, surgical treatment is required emergently for the best recovery. Go to a hospital immediately that has orthopaedic or neurosurgical spine care. ...Read more

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Overflow incontinence from sacral spine injury. Is it possible to have surgery done to keep urethra open permanently. No other options is this posibl?

Overflow incontinenc: Before doing a procedure to improve your quality of life, your bladder function needs to be studied to insure there is nothing going on that will negatively impact your kidney function. Then, based on the result, things can definitely be done to help you such as starting intermittent catheterization. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a overflow incontinence patient and some time my kidneys swelling I can take protein supplements please help me fast please please please please?

I am a overflow incontinence patient and some time my kidneys swelling I can take protein supplements please help me fast please please please please?

None can do...: Overflow incontinence denotes the end of bladder overworking under high pressure resulting from poor relaxation & opening of urinary sphincter (bladder neck to membranous urethra). To help understand the sequence of events about urination & how to take care of related voiding issues, go to Prostate-BPH / LUTS, Voiding Trouble... as shown on the HOME of www. ForMeFirst. Com. Best wishes to he ...Read more

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Wondering what non-prescription drugs or medicines would cause temporary 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

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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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I heard some drugs help you with stress incontinence. Will my doctor prescribe them offlabel?

Urge incontinence: 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
Resources: www. Voicespfd. Org ...Read more

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On cholystramine for ibs, and just got put on toviaz (fesoterodine) for urine incontinence. Any information on these drugs?

Meds: 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

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Can a bio film bladder infection cause urge incontinence? Feel sometimes like wet pants. Any. Medicine can help?

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

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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 chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping. My age is 52 male. What is its cause. Is there any medicines or treatment for this?

Meds: Please check your meds with your doctor -- some meds can cause this if not then you should see a urologist (bladder specialist) or a neurologist (brain and nervous system specialist). ...Read more

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How does incontinence relate to age?

Increases: Incontinence can occur at any age, however statistically the prevalence of incontinence increased with age. There are many different causes of incontinence. Feel free to discuss further with primary doctor, gyn, urologist or urogynecologist
www. Voicesforpfd. Org ...Read more

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How to cure incontinence without mesh?

Use the oldr more: 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

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Can incontinence come & go? Some weeks I have no problems.

Yes: Any chronic problem can have good days and bad days. ...Read more

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What percentage of incontinence is male and which is female?

What percentage of incontinence is male and which is female?

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

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Incontinence. Any quick fix now?

Incontinence. Any quick fix now?

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

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is incontinence a problem seen in diabetes?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is incontinence a problem seen in diabetes?

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

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


Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Whenever a person cannot control the Urine and it leaks out ...Read more