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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Urinary Incontinence

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How long will urinary incontinence last after treatment?

How long will urinary incontinence last after treatment?

Depends: Overactive bladder (oab): medication can take about 4 weeks, physical therapy 4-12 weeks, neuromodulation 6-12 wks. Stress incontinence (sui): pelvic muscle exercise-2-3 mo's, meds 4-6 weeks, midurethral sling (outpatient surgery) - immediate results. ...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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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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Would having intercourse with a girl suffering from urinary incontinence, help cure her incontinence?

Would having intercourse with a girl suffering from urinary incontinence, help cure her incontinence?

No. : But you are on to the right idea that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help with certain forms of incontinence. I would recommend your girlfriend see a urologist to find out what type of incontinence she has. There is a role for kegel exercises and pelvic floor muscle training (pfmt) in many types of incontinence. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Is there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Usually: Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra. Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help. ...Read more

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As my period become close I suffer from stess urinary incontinence . why ? what's the treatment?

Here are some ...: By history, the described event suggests some expected tissue texture weakening of urethra by menstrual hormonal change, which could not be cured but modified. How? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. So, bring the info on its onset, degree, duration, evolution & progress as well as its potentially related symptoms and Hx to gyn-doc for analysis + exam + tests as needed so to deduce Dx... ...Read more

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70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

Depends...: Does she have other medical problems? What are her vital signs? Is she coherent or does she have an altered mental status? Does she have a living will? The urinary overflow may or may not be related to the fever. She could have a FUO or urosepsis from a UTI due to urinary retention. Assuming she is full code, get her to the ER ASAP. She may need catheterization, antibiotics & a full sepsis workup ...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 are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises build up the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles can put pressure on the urethra and help with incontinence. ...Read more

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Wife has urinary incontinence, and won't have minor surgery to fix it..What could happen if untreated?

Will remain wet: It's her body. Shame not to have it corrected. Will she at least consult with a url-gynecologist or urologist. Suspension procedures are fairly minor ; done on an outpatient basis. ...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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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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