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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...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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Does pelvic prolapse cause incontinence?

Does pelvic prolapse cause incontinence?

Yes and No: Pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence are two distinct entities that often occur together. In some circumstances pelvic prolapse reduces urinary incontinence due to increased urethral pressures. Surgeons often discuss issues of future incontinence when treating prolapse. A complete pelvic floor evaluation is important when planning surgery to avoid these issues. ...Read more

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25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read more

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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...Read more

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Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?

For symptoms yes: But it probably doesn't actually treat the condition ie heal the bladder wall. Painful bladder syndrome includes manythings that aren't ic such as pelvic floor dysfunction that will respond well to rehab. ...Read more

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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Yes: 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

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Can overactive bladder cause pelvic irritation and pain ?

Can overactive bladder cause pelvic irritation and pain ?

Absolutely: These are often symptoms of overactive bladder.Of course, it is important to be as clear as possible as to what that term means to you, as people use the same words for closely related but different conditions issues with urination, especially of incontinence, are commonly avoided out of embarassment. Be sure to discuss with your physician to clarify your particular problem and determine treatment. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic/abdominal ct detect any problems with your bladder, urinary tract, prostate, etc?

Can a pelvic/abdominal ct detect any problems with your bladder, urinary tract, prostate, etc?

CT scans: Imagining of the urinary tract can include the use of CT. A CT scan can show stones, infections, obstruction, cysts, tumors, and and traumatic injuries. Imaging of the urinary tract depends on factors including your medical history and urinary tract symptoms. Other imagine modalities of the urinary tract include MRI, ultrasound, intravenous pyelogram or IVP, and voiding cystourethrogram or VCUG. ...Read more

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Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Yes: Male slings have been shown to be of great assistance in helping men with certain types of incontinence after prostate surgery. I suggest you talk to the urologist who performed the prostatectomy or find one of the younger robotic trained urologists who might be more aware of new technology to help with incontinence after prostatectomy. ...Read more

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What antidepressants cause urinary retention? I have stress incontinence.

What antidepressants cause urinary retention? I have stress incontinence.

Incontinence: Any antidepressants that exhibit blocking properties of the peripheral nervous system can impact the organs attached to them especially the tricyclics antidepressannts such as elavil (amitriptyline). The other such notriptylline and imipramine. An ekg is always good to have since these antidepressants can impact the rate and rhymin of the heart. There are newer agents for your conditiom. ...Read more

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Urinary frequent accidents and "potty pain" due to infection in elders?

Urinary frequent accidents and "potty pain" due to infection in elders?

Treat the infection: If an elderly person is having accidents and pain with urination get them treated right away. Some elderly people need to be on daily antibiotics to keep infections away. ...Read more

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Can seroxat cause urinary incontinence?

Can seroxat cause urinary incontinence?

Possibly: 15 out of 1000 patients on these types of medication can develop urinary complaints. Discuss further with you physician ...Read more

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Are hernia and urinary problems related?

They can be: If you have an inguinal hernia, then anything that increases intra abdominal pressure can aggravate the hernia and lake it larger. BPH is a common cause of this if you are straining to urinate. If this is your situation, then the BPH should be treated before a hernia repair. ...Read more

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Can a bladder biofilm infection give perceived detrusor weakness in urodynamics testing?

Can a bladder biofilm infection give perceived detrusor weakness in urodynamics testing?

Confusing question: You may misunderstand something you read (online?). Bioflims contribute to many infections, sometimes a reason longer or higher dose antibiotics are needed. There is no bladder infection called "biofilm infection". If your urine culture is negative (no bacteria found), then no infection and no bacteria are causing whatever symptoms you have. Discuss w/ your doc or maybe infec disease specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Dr. Stephen Richards
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Pelvic Support Problems (Definition)

Pelvic support problems are weaknesses in the muscles, nerves and/or connective tissue that support the pelvic organs. In women, these problems result ...Read more