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What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

Many: For urge incontinence, medications known as anticholinergics are (pills, skin patch or skin gel)are used. Botox (injected into the bladder) is newly fda approved to treat neurogenic urge incontinence (off -label for other urge incontinence). A type of antidepressant known as tricyclic can help urge incontinence. Duloxtine, an antidepressant, can improve symptoms of stress incontinence. ...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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What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

Pain & Frequency: Pain with urination and urinary frequency are the most common symptoms. Utis are uncommon in males, so this should be discussed with his doctor. Also, recurrence may indicate an anatomical problem and would need a work up. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

Leaking: If you are leaking urine....then you are incontinent. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if it is urine or a heavy vaginal discharge. You can try a pad test. Get AZO over the counter. It turns urine orange ( it will also stain other bodily fluids but not as much as urine). Wear a pad. Look at the pattern of orange staining on the pad. If bright orange then most likely urine. ...Read more

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What exactly causes urinary incontinence?

What exactly causes urinary incontinence?

Many factors: Much of incontinence is related to genetic factors. Other common factors include: weak ligaments & muscles due to pregnancy and childbirth, bladder spasms, urinary tract infection, neurologic damage (spinal cord injury, stroke, ms), diabetes, chronic cough chronic heavy lifting, chronic constipation and obesity. ...Read more

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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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How is urinary incontinence fully treated?

How is urinary incontinence fully treated?

Depends: Depends on the cause and type of incontinence. I recommend further evaluation by urologist, urogynecologist, gynecologist or primary physician. There are many non surgical and surgical options. In addition can consider pelvic physical therapy. Once again, this all depends on type and cause of incontinence and it should be evaluated further. www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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Which is the best medical center for treating urinary incontinence in texas?

Which is the best medical center for treating urinary incontinence in texas?

Depends: All the cities have specialists in urology and urogynecology that can help treat your condition. Is it stress, urge, neurogenic, mixed incontinence. Stress in continence can be treated with bladder training or with surgical therapy. Urge incontinence can also be treated with biofeedback or medications . I would put our san antonio providers up against any in the country or elsewhere in texas. ...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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Dr. Denise Elser
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Urine Leaking (Definition)

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is a loss of bladder control. It ranges from occasionally leaking urine when coughing or sneezing, to urinating before making it to the bathroom in time. Simply lifestyle changes or medical treatment can often ...Read more


Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. This is common late in pregnancy when the baby is large and pressing ...Read more