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How long will urinary incontinence last after treatment?

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. 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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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence: While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling. Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors. ...Read more

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70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

70yr old female complaint of urinary incontinence and fever..what is treatment?

Depends...: Does she have other medical problems? What are her vital signs? Is she coherent or does she have an altered mental status? Does she have a living will? The urinary overflow may or may not be related to the fever. She could have a FUO or urosepsis from a UTI due to urinary retention. Assuming she is full code, get her to the ER ASAP. She may need catheterization, antibiotics & a full sepsis workup ...Read more

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Is it safe for a woman to put baby powder in her underwear for urinary incontinence?

Sure : That is not harmful. A better solution is to get your incontinence fixed. Medication can fix in some cases. Others require a very simple surgery called a urethral sling. ...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 there a cure for urinary incontinence?

Is there a cure 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 a 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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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 is d solution to urinary incontinence in a 77 yr old woman? D urine comes without notice and usually at night.

What is d solution to urinary incontinence in a 77 yr old woman? D urine comes without notice and usually at night.

Need to see doc: Incontinence at night in bed in an older woman is usually urge incontinence. The bladder muscles squeezes down to empty urine without the patient wanting that to happen. Can be related to low hormones, infections, prolapse issues, diet, medications, back problems.....Probably needs to be seen by a urogynecologist or urologist. ...Read more

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Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Whatever do you mean: The real answer to your question is twofold. The female urethra is only 2 inches long & the urethral sphincter is on the wispy side, as sphincters go. When it doesn't work pefectly, stress incontinence, leakage occurring with physical exertion like cough, sneeze, etc occurs. When the bladder itself decides to empty without permission, urge incontinence (overactive bladder) occurs. ...Read more

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Would having intercourse with a girl suffering from urinary incontinence, help cure her incontinence?

No. : But you are on to the right idea that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help with certain forms of incontinence. I would recommend your girlfriend see a urologist to find out what type of incontinence she has. There is a role for kegel exercises and pelvic floor muscle training (pfmt) in many types of incontinence. ...Read more

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As my period become close I suffer from stess urinary incontinence . why ? what's the treatment?

Here are some ...: By history, the described event suggests some expected tissue texture weakening of urethra by menstrual hormonal change, which could not be cured but modified. How? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. So, bring the info on its onset, degree, duration, evolution & progress as well as its potentially related symptoms and Hx to gyn-doc for analysis + exam + tests as needed so to deduce Dx... ...Read more

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I have chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping . My age is 52 male. What is its cause.Is there any medicines or treatment for this?

I have chronic urinary incontinence while sleeping . My age is 52 male. What is its cause.Is there any medicines or treatment for this?

Meds: Please check your meds with your doctor -- some meds can cause this if not then you should see a urologist (bladder specialist) or a neurologist (brain and nervous system specialist). ...Read more

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Wife has urinary incontinence, and won't have minor surgery to fix it..What could happen if untreated?

Will remain wet: It's her body. Shame not to have it corrected. Will she at least consult with a url-gynecologist or urologist. Suspension procedures are fairly minor ; done on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?

Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises build up the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles can put pressure on the urethra and help with incontinence. ...Read more

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How can I stop urinary incontinence?

How can I stop urinary incontinence?

See a gynecologist: Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Newer treatment available over the last few years are highly successful. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms. ...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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How common is urinary incontinence in teenanger?

Incontinence: It should not happen normally. Some teenagers tend to hold their urine too long and may have occasional accidents.. If this is a continuing problem the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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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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Urinary (Definition)

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


Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Loss Of Bladder Control (Definition)

Is any involuntary leakage of urine. There are a few types of urine incontinence and your physician can ...Read more