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Dr. Denise Elser
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Urinary Incontinence (Overview)

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.


Dr. Denise Elser
Board Certified, Gynecology
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What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

Dr. Denise Elser
Board Certified, Gynecology
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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. Denise Elser
823 doctors shared insights

Urinary Incontinence (Overview)

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.


Dr. Elia Fanous
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

Dr. Elia Fanous
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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

The most common types of urinary incontinence in women are stress/urge/mixed urinary incontinence. ...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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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Dr. Scott Beard
Board Certified, Urogynecology
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What are the tests for urinary incontinence?

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What are the tests for urinary incontinence?
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Board Certified, Gynecology
18 years in practice
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How do I know if I have urinary incontinence?

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Board Certified, Gynecology
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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?

Dr. Denise Elser
Board Certified, Gynecology
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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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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Urinary Incontinence

Leaking urine sucks. It can improve with some help. Kegals. Pessaries. ...See more

Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Loss Of Bladder Control (Definition)

Loss of bladder control is also known as Urinary incontinence. Loss of bladder control is a symptom in which a person no longer has control of his starting or stopping of urination. The urine (pee) comes out of his bladder and needs to be collected by a diaper or some tubing + bag. Loss of bladder control can be caused by brain problems, ...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


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