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What's the best treatment for overflow incontinence?

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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Dr. Clarence Grim
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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 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

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Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

See below: Depends on how long ago your surgery & radiation was. Also type: stress incontinence w/ normal voiding in b/w or total incontinence. Treatments include pelvic floor exercises, supportive care (avoid coffee, alcohol, spices), medications to increase bladder capacity & decrease frequency, neuromuscular electric stimulation, artificial sphincter, sling surgery. Best to discuss w/ urologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

Start with Kegels: Start with kegel exercises. I recommend 20 contractions, 3 times a day. Contract 5 seconds, relax 10. It takes 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, see your doctor. May need medication or surgery. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

Is there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for fecal incontinence ranging from nerve injury due to diabetes or trauma from childbirth. The treatment depends on the cause. Generally you want to reduce or eliminate things that increase colon motility such as caffeine & add enough fiber to make your stools formed and firm since loose stools are harder to control. Pelvic floor training can make the muscles work better. ...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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Whats better, surgery or medication for stress and urge incontinence?

It depends.: Stress incontinence is caused by changes in a woman's pelvic floor, often after childbirth, but women who have never been pregnancy also suffer from stress incontinence. Talk to your physician about exercises and timed voiding before moving on to procedures. There is a new, noninvasive procedure called renessa you will want to look up. Medication will not help stress incontinence but will urge. ...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's the remedy for urinary incontinence?

What's the remedy 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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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options : There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...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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What is treatment for neurogenic bladder for women?

What is treatment for neurogenic bladder for women?

Many reasons: Neurogenic bladder is a non-specific diagnosis. You can have a neurogenic bladder that is overactive (urinary frequency, urgency) or a neurogenic bladder that has lost its ability to squeeze or empty. Nonetheless neurogenic bladder changes are associated with underlying neurologic problems and the list is quite long. Some examples include spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Is there an alternative to diapers for male urinary incontinence?

Yes: There are several options, depending on the problem. A cunningham clamp is placed on the penis and only opened when ready to urinate. Certain medications can help. A condom catheter is also effective where one urinates into a bag via a special condom. As a last resort, a urethral catheter or suprapubic catheter may be placed but these have increased complication rates, especially with infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for detrusor instability(weak bladder)?

What is the treatment for detrusor instability(weak bladder)?

See answer below: Anticholinergic therapies such as oxybutinin, tolterodine, trospium, solifenacin, are used in the management of an overactive bladder. Botox can also be used as a second line agent for the management of neurogenic detrusor overactivity. ...Read more

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Can syndopa plus causes urinary incontinence for a parkinson patient?

Not likely: The patients with parkinson's disease develop over active bladder, which causes frequency, urgency and urge incontinence. In fact better control of parkinson ( with Dopamine type of drugs) can alleviate the urinary symptoms. Most commonly used medications for this purpose are: oxybutanine, detrol, enablex, vesicare (solifenacin) and toviaz. These can be combined with other medications such as flomax, rapaflo. ...Read more

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What are surgery options for stool incontinence?

What are surgery options for stool incontinence?

Surgery ineffective: The truth about this difficult problem is that surgeries to try to restore or "strengthen" the anal sphincter are difficult and not predictably effective. An exciting option recently approved is sacral neuromodulation (interstim). This is a minimally invasive procedure that 'resets' dysfunctional nerve signals to the rectal muscles by stimulating the sacral nerves. Outpatient, easy recovery. ...Read more

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What an effective treatment to prevent fecal incontinence by autistic boy?

What an effective treatment to prevent fecal incontinence by autistic boy?

Constipation/ASD: Hi. Autistic kids tend to have more holding of stool involuntarily. Mineral oil 3 tsp at bedtime can help and reduce milk, starches, white floured products. More water, fruits, vegetables whole grains and supplement the nutrient gaps day. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab for urge incontinence?

What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab  for urge incontinence?

Pelvic Floor Rehab: A specialized physical therapy rehab program usually performed by female physical therapists for female patients. The therapists have specialized training to identify insufficient muscle strength or muscle coordination. The use of deep heat modalities may help if increased tone of muscles that are not coordinated. Biofeedback allow you to understand which exercises fire which muscles. ...Read more

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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

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