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What is best treatment for overflow incontinence?

What is best treatment for overflow incontinence?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Overflow Incontinence (Definition)

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


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What's the best treatment for overflow incontinence?

Addressing the : Urine retention. Stopping meds that might be the source, correcting prolapse, looking for obstruction. If none of these exist then biofeedback or interstim are options. ...Read more

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Mom diagnosed with overflow incontinence, what can we do?

Mom diagnosed with overflow incontinence, what can we do?

Overflow is rare: In women. She should be evaluated by a urogynecologist or urologist who specializes in women's incontinence. ...Read more

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What are foods, bath chemicals, or anything else that treat overflow incontinence?

What are foods, bath chemicals, or anything else that treat overflow incontinence?

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

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How can I treat overflow incontinence?

Timed voids: Urinate more frequently to prevent overfilling Get evaluated by urologist or urogynecologist. Depending on cause there can be other treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Overflow incontinence?

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

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What is overflow incontinence, and how does it occur and get treated?

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

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Whats the difference between overflow incontinence or urge incontinence?

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

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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

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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