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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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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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What can be used to cure a urinary tract infection?

What can be used to cure a urinary tract infection?

Cure of UTI: To cure a uti, you need to have your urine sent off for a culture and sensitivity. This will tell the physician what antibiotic you will need to take to cure it. The physician will probably put you on broad spectrum antibiotic and will not change it unless the sensitivity test shows that the bacterium causing the infection is resistant to the antibiotic you were placed on. ...Read more

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Is there anything aside from medications that I can use to treat urinary incontinence?

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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Are there things i can do to prevent urinary tract infection in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Are there things i can do to prevent urinary tract infection in a quadriplegic with a suprapubic catheter?

Catheters: Tough problem. Suprapubic catheters are foreign bodies in the bladder with a connection to the outside world. Frequent catheter changes - at least every 4 weeks, cleaning catheter with dilute hydrogen peroxide and placing neosporin ointment at insertion site several times daily can help. Sometimes antimicrobial catheter irrigations or low dose antibiotics are needed. Talk to urologist about this. ...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 can be done to prevent and/or treat asthma without the use of medications?

What can be done to prevent and/or treat asthma without the use of medications?

Difficult: removing as many of the "tirggers" that cause your attacks is one way. Removing rugs and carpets. enclosing mattresses in a vinyl cover (dust mites) and avoiding very cold or very hot temperatures can also improve your condition. It is difficult to completely avoid medications in asthma especially rescue inhalers. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are home remedies we can do to help relieve urinary disturbance due to BPH?

What are home remedies we can do to help relieve urinary disturbance due to BPH?

BPH and urinaray: issues can be treated w/many natural products. One blend of these is called ProstaThera from the ProThera company. I have seen it work well for a number of my patients. You need a health care professional to orderit for you but you can check out the ingredients on line. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?

How can interstitial cystitis be managed? Can it be the cause for reoccurring pyelonephritis? Any drugs for interstitial cystitis that can help?

Elm iron: Ic is a chronic inflammation in the "wall" (interstitium) of the bladder resulting in pain, frequency and blood in the urine. Reportedly more common in women, it is probably well under diagnosed in men. Best managed with dietary/lifestyle (hydration), there is only 1 medication approved by the fda - elmiron, (pentosan) to "fill the cracks" in the bladder lining. Intravesical (in the bladder) txs available. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure myself from constipation?

What can be done to cure myself from constipation?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Antibiotics + water: Home treatment is to take prescription antibiotics at home. Also drink large volumes (10 glasses per day) and urinate every hour or two. Wear cotton underwear, shower and never use bubble-bath. Avoid or treat constipation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can cause a urinary catheter to deflate?

Can anyone tell me what can cause a urinary catheter to deflate?

Baloon ruptrure: There is a small balloon on the outside of the cath inflated holding it in place it can rupture or more commonly the little adapter that you insert the saline through develops a leak ...Read more

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How can you prevent urinary tract infections before they happen?

How can you prevent urinary tract infections before they happen?

Several things: Drink lots of water daily, vitamin c and cranberry juice make the urine more acidic which tends to discourage infection, urinate often-don't hold urine as long as possible, avoid foreign agents like douches, feminine scented products, avoid contamination from rectal secretions/contents. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Can you tell me if you have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes it can: Important part of eliminating bacteria & preventing bladder infections is complete bladder emptying thus depriving bacteria of nourishment & eliminating ability to continually reproduce. Thus bacteria are able to reproduce, have time to attatch to bladder lining & feed in presence of urinary retention & thus have a suitable environment to encourage UTIs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes it can: Important part of eliminating bacteria & preventing bladder infections is complete bladder emptying thus depriving bacteria of nourishment & eliminating ability to continually reproduce. Thus bacteria are able to reproduce, have time to attatch to bladder lining & feed in presence of urinary retention & thus have a suitable environment to encourage UTIs. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

Staph infection: After a break in the skin, wash copiously or clean the area and apply alcohol. Early taking antibiotics will usually be effective. You can also apply warm packs for several days. If the area of infection comes to a head, do not pick at it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What steps can I take to have safe anal sex? Referring mostly to how to prevent health problems. For instance incontinence or hemorrhoisds?

What steps can I take to have safe anal sex? Referring mostly to how to prevent health problems. For instance incontinence or hemorrhoisds?

Always use condom: plus plenty of lubricant & penetrate very slowly allowing anal sphincter to slowly relax. Avoid forceful entry. That should avoid problems in long run. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent or to treat urinary tract infection?

Drink fluids: Watch partner with infection avoid wet bathing suits. ...Read more

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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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How is urinary incontinence fully treated?

How is urinary incontinence fully treated?

Depends: Depends on the cause and type of incontinence. I recommend further evaluation by urologist, urogynecologist, gynecologist or primary physician. There are many non surgical and surgical options. In addition can consider pelvic physical therapy. Once again, this all depends on type and cause of incontinence and it should be evaluated further. www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?

Depends: Incontinence is a symptom. Finding a "cure" means idenfying the problem and correcting the problem. The problem could be a medication or dietary irritant causing urgency and incontinence associated with it. Or the problem could be a nerve problem related to back surgery. So the cure is really based on what the problem is and identification of the problem is often times the challenging part. ...Read more

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How to know if I have urinary incontinence?

How to know if I have urinary incontinence?

Leaking Urine: Incontinence is the leakage of urine. Sometimes one can't tell the difference between sweat, urine, or vaginal discharge. An easy test is to use over the counter AZO that dyes urine orange. Take for 24 hours and evaluate pads. Though vaginal secretions can stain orange, urine will be a more distinct orange color. Consider discussing further with primary doctor, OB/gyn,urogyn. or urologist ...Read more

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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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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 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 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. Can not be controlled from 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: can be 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 www.voicesforpfd.prg www.aua.org ...Read more

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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, a urethral catheter or suprapubic catheter may be placed but these have increased complication rates, especially with infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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