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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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My father-inlaw 67 yr Parkinson's at icu for 21days.2moro he'll discharge. But he is using condom catheter for urinary incontinence. What to do?

Likely to resolve : I presume he didn't have incontinence before this acute illness. If so it is likely to resolve spontaneously. They probably have used indwelling Foley catheter when he was in icu; which can cause incontinence for few days after removing catheter. Other possibilities are urinary retention, infection, prostate enlargement. Call his doctor if doesn't resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause urinary incontinence?

What drugs can cause urinary incontinence?

Many: Some high blood pressure medications (eg hytrin) affect urethral tone and cause incontinence. Diurectics cause the bladder to fill quickly & can aggravate incontinence (but should not be stopped w/o dr's ok). Muscle relaxants can aggravate incontinence. And certain medications such as for myasthenia gravis can affect bladder function. Any drug that worsens constipation can worsen bladder function. ...Read more

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What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

Type matters: If you have urge incontinence (leakage with the "gotta-go" feeling), then treatments include bladder training with diet modifications, medications, Botox injections into the bladder wall, or implanted neuromodulating devices. If you have stress incontinence (leakage with cough, lifting, exercise, laughing, etc), then treatments include kegel exercises, vaginal pessaries, or surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

Depends on cause: Urinary incontinence in men can result from different things. For instance, some men have leakage due to urinary retention leading to "overflow" incontience. Others may have overactive bladders causing urge incontience. Still, others may have leakage results from surgery. Only a healthcare provider can help you determine what type of incontinence you have and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Yes: Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting.
Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. ...Read more

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What can I do regarding urinary incontinence in men?

What can I do regarding urinary incontinence in men?

Need to see Doctor: Firstly, rinalysis in case incontinence is due to a urinary infection. Need to consult urologist it wetting isn't due to a UTI. Will include detailed medical history, complete physical examination including genitalia, abdomen, nervous system & digital rectal examination (for prostate). X-rays, Sonogram, Urodynamic studies may be indicated. May respond to medication, Kegel exercises & possibly surgery ...Read more

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Does urinary incontinence occur in men as well as women?

Does urinary incontinence occur in men as well as women?

Yes: Men often have urge and frequency syndromes. Urinary incontinence is common after prostate surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have urinary incontinence at a young age?

Is it normal to have urinary incontinence at a young age?

Abnormal: Urinary incontinence is not normal at any age. However, following pregnancy is it not uncommon and often resolves within 1-3 months. If it persists or is severe you should contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises the help with urinary incontinence?

Squeeze before Sneez: Some women find it difficult to locate their kegel muscles. Think about what you do when in an elevator and you don't want to pass gas? That's right you keep your tummy muscles soft and tighten your bottom. Those muscles close your urethra so urine doesn't leak (and also your vaginal opening for improved sex). Practice a few times a day. So remember when you feel a cough or a sneeze... Squeeze. ...Read more

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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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Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Yes, at any age: Can develop with urinary infections, after pregnancy, with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord pathology. Needs to be evaluated by a urologist for causal diagnosis ; treatment. ...Read more

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Can seroxat cause urinary incontinence?

Possibly: 15 out of 1000 patients on these types of medication can develop urinary complaints.
Discuss further with you physician ...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 an 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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What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

Kegels: Kegel exercises which contract the muscles used to start and stop the urine stream increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles which support the bladder. This helps prevent the most common type of incontinence where control is lost with an increase in abdominal pressure (such as with a cough or sneeze) called stress incontinence. ...Read more

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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...Read more

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What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

Urethral sling: There are several outpatient surgeries that can be done to correct urinary incontinence. The most common is a midurethral sling. There are a variety of techniques and your surgeon likely has one he or she prefers. These can be done through small incisions with minimal recovery. Discuss with your obgyn, urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you get urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Can you get urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Stress & incontinenc: The stress in stress incontinence means an increase of pressure like cough sneeze lift or weight causes the leak. Emotional stress increases tone and tends to help close the bladder opening more. Kegels exercises can help increase this tone as well and stop leakage as can biofeedback. ...Read more

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Does stress have anything to do with urinary incontinence?

Does stress have anything to do with urinary incontinence?

No: Stress in terms of urinary incontinence usually refers to sui (stress urinary incontinence) which is when urine involuntarily escapes from the bladder during physical maneuvers which place added mechanical pressure on the bladder. These include coughing, sneezing, laughing, trampoline, jumping, heavy lifting, sports such as running, tennis, golf, aerobics. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on ideas on urinary incontinence?

Can you give me more info on ideas on urinary incontinence?

Involuntary voiding: I.E. Lack of urinary control due to structural, physiological or neurologic causes. Can be continuous leak, total incontinence (i) or intermittent i.e. Only when bladder full, stress urinary i when coughing, sneezing or straining: overflow when full, giggle i when laughing, nocturnal i as in bedwetting. Cause must be identified before treatment with medication, behavior modification or surgery ...Read more

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What do I do about my urinary incontinence? Is it treatable?

What do I do about my urinary incontinence? Is it treatable?

Yes: Depending on the type of incontinence you have there are many options for treatment.
Follow up with a urologist, or urogynecologist
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How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

Estrogen and leaking: Estrogen does not cause urinary incontinence. Local estrogen is actually used to revitalize vaginal tissue and help with uterine prolapse. It has not been used to treat incontinence. ...Read more

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Does being on lithium cause urinary incontinence and shakiness?

Does being on lithium cause urinary incontinence and shakiness?

It can: Polyuria and tremor are common side effects of lithium therapy. Both can be remedied if therapy has otherwise been beneficial. ...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, an urethral catheter or suprapubic catheter may be placed but these have increased complication rates, especially with infection. ...Read more

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Can you have temporary urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

Anything is possible: Bladder function can be affected by one's emotional/psycholgical state. Some people have incontinence due to the bladder muscle contracting involuntarily and this could be affected by stress. ...Read more

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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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I have urinary incontinence from last 20 years. Previously it was less common but now days it happening after every 2 days. I have gastric acidity too.?

It is very common: Incontinence is more common as you age. The most likely causes are spasms of the bladder and anatomic mobility. An evaluation by your gyn is important to determine the cause and method of treatment. You do not have to live with it. Treatments include medication, exercises and sometime surgery. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more