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Dr. Denise Elser
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Urinary Incontinence (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 help stop urinary incontinence.

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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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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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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence (ui), involuntary urination, is any involuntary leakage of urine. ...See more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Urinary Incontinence

Schedule a urination timetable and follow it. Avoid medication without talking to your doctor. ...See more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

See a urologist or gynecologist for proper diagnosis
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Control coughing and sneezing
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Use protection pads as insurance against wetting
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How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

Incontince : Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of 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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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

Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Loss Of Bladder Control (Definition)

Loss of bladder control is also known as Urinary incontinence. Is any involuntary leakage of urine. There are a few types of urine incontinence and your physician can ...Read more

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