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What is stress urinary incontinence?

What is stress urinary incontinence?

Leak w/pressure: Stress incontinence is due to a combination of weak ligaments and weak pelvic muscles. Commonly associated w/weakness caused by vaginal childbirth but can occur in women who've not given birth. The most common treatments are kegels or pelvic muscle exercise. Muscles can be too weak to exercise on your own; pelvic floor pt is the best method. Minimally invasive surgery can restore ligament support. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

Physical stress: The term "stress" incontinence has nothing to do with emotional stress but instead means physical stress in the abdomen which increases bladder pressures and causes sudden episodes of leakage. Typical examples are leak with cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, or even getting up out of a chair. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stress urinary incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: Stress urinary incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress urinary incontinence denotes involuntary urine leak right at the moment of sudden increase in pressure of urinary bladder usually induced by coughing, sneezing, heavy lifting... especially while bladder is more than half full. More? Ask urologists. ...Read more

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Does the mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence resulted in complications?

Does the mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence resulted  in complications?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Is there a pill I can take for stress urinary incontinence?

Is there a pill I can take for stress urinary incontinence?

Maybe: There are a number of medications on the market for overactive bladder and urge incontinence. There is no fda approved medication currently for stress urinary incontinence (sui). There are several medications that can be used with variable success. Typically the best treatments for sui are procedure based. ...Read more

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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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Can you get urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Can you get urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Stress & incontinenc: The stress in stress incontinence means an increase of pressure like cough sneeze lift or weight causes the leak. Emotional stress increases tone and tends to help close the bladder opening more. Kegels exercises can help increase this tone as well and stop leakage as can biofeedback. ...Read more

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Can you have temporary urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Can you have temporary urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Anything is possible: Bladder function can be affected by one's emotional/psycholgical state. Some people have incontinence due to the bladder muscle contracting involuntarily and this could be affected by stress. ...Read more

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Does stress have anything to do with urinary incontinence?

Does stress have anything to do with urinary incontinence?

No: Stress in terms of urinary incontinence usually refers to sui (stress urinary incontinence) which is when urine involuntarily escapes from the bladder during physical maneuvers which place added mechanical pressure on the bladder. These include coughing, sneezing, laughing, trampoline, jumping, heavy lifting, sports such as running, tennis, golf, aerobics. ...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?

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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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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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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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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What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

Type matters: If you have urge incontinence (leakage with the "gotta-go" feeling), then treatments include bladder training with diet modifications, medications, Botox injections into the bladder wall, or implanted neuromodulating devices. If you have stress incontinence (leakage with cough, lifting, exercise, laughing, etc), then treatments include kegel exercises, vaginal pessaries, or surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

Depends on cause: Urinary incontinence in men can result from different things. For instance, some men have leakage due to urinary retention leading to "overflow" incontience. Others may have overactive bladders causing urge incontience. Still others may have leakage results from surgery. Only a healthcare provider can help you determine what type of incontinence you have and how best to treat it. ...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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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. Jeffrey Wint
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Stress Urinary Incontinence (Definition)

Stress urinary incontinence denotes involuntary urine leak right at the moment of sudden increase in pressure of urinary bladder usually induced by coughing, sneezing, heavy lifting... especially while bladder is more than half ...Read more