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Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

No, but common: When one is chronically constipated, bladder symptoms are common, including urinary tract infection (uti), urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary incontinence. Often, treating the constipation is the best way to improve bladder control. Further, urinary incontinence can be difficult to treat if constipation continues. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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Can being chronically constipated make urinary incontinence permanent?

Can being chronically constipated make urinary incontinence permanent?

Not permanent: Chronic constipation can make urinary incontience worse with the straining but over the long term it is not going to cause it to be permanent. Incontinence can be permanent in many cases anyway. ...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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What exactly is urinary incontinence in women?

What exactly is urinary incontinence in women?

Urine leakage: Urinary incontinence (ui) is the unintended loss of urine or urine leakage. The most common types of ui in women are stress (sui) and urge incontinence (uui). Sui is leakage associated w/ physical stress on the bladder, such as cough, sneeze, jump, lifting & causes are weak ligaments and muscles around the bladder opening. Uui occurs with an urge & leakage starts before one is seated on toilet. ...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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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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Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

Surgery an option: If it is stress incontinence (leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping), the treatment may involve a simple outpatient surgical procedure known as a "sling" or tvt (tension-free vaginal tape) if it is . If it is urge incontinence where the patient gets a strong urge to urinate but starts leaking before reaching the bathroom, and meds have failed, a device called interstim may help. ...Read more

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What is urinary incontinence?

Urine leak: Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are many forms. It can be a drop or a spurt of urine loss with physical activity, such as cough, jump, lift or even getting up out of chair= stress incontinence. Getting an urge to urinate and leaking before you get to the toilet is known as urge incontinence, a form of overactive bladder (oab). ...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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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