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

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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What causes Stress incontinence?

What causes Stress incontinence?

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

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What is self stress incontinence?

What is self stress incontinence?

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

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Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Mayo and Tufts: Www. Tuftsmedicalcenter. Tv/incontinence www. Mayoclinic. Com/stress-incontinence/ds00828.

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What is stress incontinence caused by?

What is stress incontinence caused by?

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

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What is testing for stress incontinence?

Tests for SUI: Urodynamics, or bladder function testing, is performed to evaluate the cause of incontinence. Although stress incontinence generally occurs with cough or sneeze, sometimes a bladder contraction is started and surgery is not the remedy, rather medication may help. A small catheter is placed in the bladder and vagina to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What causes stress incontinence in women?

What causes stress incontinence in women?

Various factors: 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

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What are the tests for stress incontinence?

What are the tests for stress incontinence?

Depends.: Sometimes no specific testing is needed. Other times your doctor may recommend urodynamic testing (bladder function study). A pressure sensing catheter is inserted into your bladder to determine how your bladder responds to being filled, how well it empties and to measure certain pressures. Your doctor can use this information to help determine how to best treat your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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Is part of having kids stress incontinence?

Is part of having kids stress incontinence?

Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. It can occur from damage to ligaments with pregnancy and childbirth but other patient's can get it from straining or heavy lifting. Does not happen to everyone. Www. Voicesforpfd. Org ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get stress incontinence?

Yes: Stress urinary incontinence (sui) is very common and as women age their risk for sui increases, especially if they have had vaginal deliveries. The resulting damage to the pelvic floor from vaginal delivery (s) is thought to be the leading cause of and for sui as well as other uterine and vaginal prolapse problems. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Stress incontinence?

Rarely needed...: Detailed history + simple manual urinary stress test should suffice to confirm stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for most cases. Sophisticated high-tech urodynamic testing should be just reserved for complicated or recurrent cases. So, ask your urologists or urogynecologist timely. More? Contact me at www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster & learns more... ...Read more

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How do I know if I have stress incontinence?

Leak with event: Stress incontinence usually has an immediate identifiable cause such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, hopping, or jumping. Leaking events are related to specific activities. Stress incontinence is usually not related to strong urges to empty your bladder. To be certain, see a specialist. ...Read more

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Best pad or product for stress incontinence?

Poise or Depends: Poise pads are especially designed to capture leaking urine and seem less bulky than depends, which are more suited to containing larger amounts of involuntary urine leakage. In general, poise tend to be used by patients with sui (stress urinary incontinence) and depends by those with ui (urge incontinence). ...Read more

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Where can I get stuff on stress incontinence?

Where can I get stuff on stress incontinence?

Knowledge Empowers: Knowledge empowers action. Try kegels first. If leakage persists, see doctor to consider urethral sling. Here are some links and don't just sit on the information, act on the solutions to enjoy active life without embarrassment: http://scottkramermd. Com/womens-health-library/minimally-invasive-procedures/urethral-sling-incontinence http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/uiwomen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Stress incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) brings unwanted urine leakage right at the moment of straining physical activities such coughing, sneezing, jumping, lifting, running, etc. Resulting directly in embarrassingly wetting underwear & pants and indirectly in limiting personal and withdrawing social activities, . .. a long list of far-reaching effects. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for stress incontinence?

Kegels: Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence. If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem. ...Read more

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Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Sudafed, or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Can help to tighten bladder neck. Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day & squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective surgical procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Stress incontinence?

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Here are some...: Its risk factors may include, not limited, aging, childbirth, obesity, prior pelvic injury by surgery or trauma, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Stress incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress urinary incontinence itself carries no direct complications but a far-expanding impact on personal & social life, reflecting its degree and the coping ability of the affected. At personal level, inconvenience, embarrassment, stress, depression, possible diaper rashes, its related cost of care, etc.; to social life, it may bring restricting social activities and physical exercise, isolation ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Are there natural ways to treat stress incontinence?

Yes: Avoiding stimulants and diuretics such as caffeinated products. Timing your voids to regularly go to the bathroom every 2-3 hours. Performing kegel exercises helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help reduce the gap in the musculature that can lead to bladder prolapse (falling down) that can lead to leaking urine. ...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


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more