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Overflow Incontinence In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am an overflow incontinence patient and some time my kidneys swelling I can take protein supplements please help me fast 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
Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting.
Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. ...Read more
Will vaginal rejuvenation help reduce my incontinence? I'm 50 and I've had three children. I'm having more and more leaks after I urinate and during sex. I've done kegels for months, but don't seem to have any luck preventing these accidents. Is vaginal r
Generally not: Unless they are planning specific treatment for your bladder problems. ...Read more
I suspect I may have a prolapse. I am 45, have had 2 children and my mother and grandmother both had prolapses of the uterus. My symptoms are long term (ie the last year or so) feeling of pressure low down, discomfort and stress incontinence while exer
Sounds like prolapse: Considering your history and the symptoms that you describe you probably do have some type of prolapse. Many women can feel something bulging through the vaginal opening. To check, place fingers at the vaginal opening while seated on a toilet and bear down as if you are trying to have a bowel movement. Your doctor could determine exactly what parts are dropping and discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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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 it's 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 lives. 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
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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