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What Are The Causes Of Nighttime Incontinence
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
Depend...: Incontinence can be urge, stress, or mixed, or can be fecal or urinary. Here, let's talk about stress urinary incontinence (SUI) only - resulting from weakened urinary sphincter which is usually related with childbirth, pelvic surgery, aging, etc. in females and with prostate surgery in males. ...Read more
Procedures can: In many men the problems develop immediately after surgery, eg. In others they develop in the later years. To know if he has incontinence and what treatments are available, a man should overcome embarassment and tell his primary care provider. A referral to a urologist might be needed also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Childbirth can: In many women the problems develop from childbirth but do not appear till years after delivery of multiple or large babies. To know if she has incontinence and what treatments are available, a woman should overcome shyness and tell her gyn provider. A referral to a urogynecologist might be needed also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long answer: There are different types of urinary incontinence. The two main types are stress urinary incontince (sui)(involuntary urine loss secondary to sudden / intense increase in abdominal pressure), and urge urinary incontinence (uui) ( loss of urine secondary to an involuntary bladder contraction and associated with the urge to urinate). Sui is cause by weakening of the pelvic floor. Uui hasothercauses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few causes: Incontinence can be caused by a bladder infection, and over active bladder ( bladder spasms) or in an alzheimer's patient sometimes they just get distracted and confused and don't remember to use the bathroom. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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