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Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Yes: There are several types of incontinece, urge, stress and overflow. Urge incontinence may require medication. Stress incontinence may respond to exercise or a quick in office procdure called renessa. Other surgeries are more extensive. Timed voiding, justy emptying your bladder every your or 2 can go a long way toward managing the problem. Renessa is new. You can contact me about it. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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When I get sick with a bad cough I have loss of bladder control but otherwise I am fine. Do I need treatment?

When I get sick with a bad cough I have loss of bladder control but otherwise I am fine. Do I need treatment?

Stress Incontinence: This is a type of incontinence that results from excessive pressure or force on the bladder. Coughing, sneezing or heavy lifting are common triggers for some to lose a bit of urine. Treatment can include pelvic exercises like the kegel exercises.
Check here for more info:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000891.Htm. ...Read more

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I cough so hard that I lose bladder control and I can't breathe for long moments. Other than the cough I only have sinus issues, stuffy and runny nose?

I cough so hard that I lose bladder control and I can't breathe for long moments. Other than the cough I only have sinus issues, stuffy and runny nose?

Cough: You cough seems to be caused by a post nasal drip eminating from your sinuses. By controlling the cough through the use of aline nose drops, antihistamines and possibly antibiotics the problem of bladder control would disappear. ...Read more

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Why am I coughing for 2 weeks, loss of bladder control and wheezing.?

Why am I coughing for 2 weeks, loss of bladder control and wheezing.?

Possibilities.....: Possible causes of your cough include bronchospasm (especially with wheezing), post-nasal drip, acute bronchitis from an airway infection, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Your doctor can first diagnose and then treat your cough. If you are smoking, you need to quit to reduce airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Is loss of bladder control normal?

Is loss of bladder control normal?

No: Get checked out. Can be as simple as diet or infection. See your pcp first. ...Read more

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What causes loss of bladder control?

What causes loss of bladder control?

Many things: The bladder has a simple function: store waste and get rid of it when you tell it to. However, that may seem simple, it is a complex arrangement of nerves, muscles and signaling pathways. When the bladder "losses control" it means there is fault in one of these complex systems. A urologist can usually diagnose the exact cause and direct treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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Why causes sudden loss of bladder control?

Why causes sudden loss of bladder control?

Lots of things: Bladder infection is the most common but neurological diseases like ms, parkinsons or even diabetes should be considered. ...Read more

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What are the causes of loss of bladder control?

What are the causes of loss of bladder control?

Several causes: Causes of loss of bladder control include infection, scarring of the urinary tract with blockage, and childbirth. Many times, there are no physical causes and one can have urge incontinence from an overactive bladder. This condition is generally treated with oral medications. ...Read more

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Why would I have sudden loss of bladder control?

Why would I have sudden loss of bladder control?

Good question: Bladdet control is very complex and relies on perfect coordination of nerves, muscles, and signaling pathways. Some people develop loss of control as they age for no good reason - hence the term idiopathic (the doctor doesn't know). Let's start with a simple question: what other symptoms do you have? ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes loss of bladder control?

Please tell me what causes loss of bladder control?

Incontinence: There are 3 types: stress, urge, overflow incontinence. Stress incontinence is due to loss of bladder support from pregnancy, aging, hormonal deficiency. Urge incontinence is due over activity of the bladder muscle, usually of unknown cause, and overflow incontinence caused by urinary obstruction, or neurogenic bladder that cause urine retention. ...Read more

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What studies can done to figure out loss of bladder control?

Urodynamics: These are specific tests available which your doctor can perform to determine exactly what type of incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) you are experiencing. This is important because some types of leakage are treated with surgery, others with medication, and still others may require neuromodulation therapy (also known as interstim).
For women, gynecologists and urologists have expertise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: loss of bladder control?

What is the definition or description of: loss of bladder control?

Urinary incontinence: Is any involuntary leakage of urine. There are a few types of urine incontinence and your physician can help you with this. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of bladder control during an altercation., what to do?

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Sudden loss of bladder control during an altercation., what to do?

Here are some...: What you reported or experienced may occur because of the occurrence of momentary dysfunction of nerve control over the bladder and urinary sphincter at the moment of extreme excitement and fear like during altercation. Such sporadic incident usually carries no clinical significance. If worsening especially accompanying other regional sensory or motor changes, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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I am expeiencing loss of bladder control. What are the next steps?

Dr. Visit.: You need to see a gynecologist, a urologist or a gyn/urologist. The next steps are physical exam and probably some kind of bladder study. ... Cystometrics or urodynamics. These tests are done in the dr office or in an outpatient hospital setting. These bladder studies help diagnose what type of incontinence you have, which determines the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Does anaesthetic lead to loss of bladder control?

Does anaesthetic lead to loss of bladder control?

Yes, ...: Temporary loss of bladder control does occur in spinal anesthesia or deep general anesthesia so it's a decent good practice to catheterize surgical patients if the procedure or spinal anesthesia last longer than 4-5 hours. If not, inadvertent bladder over-distention leading to significant bladder muscle weakness may happen; beware. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does loss of bladder control mean?

Hello doctors, what does loss of bladder control mean?

Here are some...: Any unwanted urine leakage is called loss of bladder control in daily conversation, which results from insufficient closing ability of urinary sphincter to resist sudden pressure increase inside the bladder at coughing, sneezing, jumping, etc. Or induced by bladder instability to hold the urge to void secondary to local bladder irritation or by weak central nerve control to bladder... More? Ask Dr ...Read more

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I had an episode of sudden loss of bladder control and peed my pants but it has not happened again. Do I need to do anything?

I had an episode of sudden loss of bladder control and peed my pants but it has not happened again. Do I need to do anything?

Probably not: As long as it doesn't happen again, and you are oherwise healthy, it is okay to forgo evaluation. If this occurs again, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Loss of bladder control after bcg?

Loss of bladder control after bcg?

Does happen.: Unfortunately, the process of bladder installations with BCG can be very irritating to the lining of the bladder and urinary tract. Frequency, urgency, burning with urination, and urge incontinence can occur. These can be normal side effects of the treatment, however, if the side effects are severe or intolerable, work with your urologist; dose or frequency adjustments can be made. ...Read more

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;loss of bladder control' and 'loss of bowel control'?

;loss of bladder control' and 'loss of bowel control'?

Lost bowel & bladder: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction. Consider neurologic deficit or widespread pelvic issue when concomitant loss of urine. ...Read more

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Is there a reason that I have loss of bladder control only on my period?

Is there a reason that I have loss of bladder control only on my period?

Unclear: While I've never read published data regarding this phenomenon, I have heard different women describe this. Likely it's due to hormones, possibly estrogen, and prostaglandins, both of which increase during the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can leaving a tampon too long cause loss of bladder control?

Unlikely: Leaving a tampon in too long is unlikely to cause loss of bladder control unless it causes a vaginal or bladder infection, which can increase your loss of bladder control. We actually recommend using a tampon during exercise as a way to prevent exercise induced bladder leakage, as a tampon can support the bladder neck. ...Read more

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Can leaving a tampon in too long cause someone to have loss of bladder control?

No: Leaving a tampond in will not cause loss of bladder control. You can develope a vaginal infection and subsequently develope a urinary tract infection which may result in loss of bladder control. ...Read more

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Can age alone cause damage to organs, memory loss, or even loss of bladder control?

Can age alone cause damage to organs, memory loss, or even loss of bladder control?

Yes: Almost all systems deteriorate with age and exceed the body's ability to repair itself, which is why we die. It is interesting that there is an innate process in which certain neurons are programmed to die, which is called apoptosis. ...Read more

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Why did I have a sudden loss of bladder control and pee my pants?

Many reasons: Depending on the circumstances, time of day, your age and weight, there could be a number of reasons for this, both urological or neurological. Let your family doctor refer you to the proper doctor to look into this. ...Read more

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Tactile sensitivity since birth, increasing with age; strong startle response to tactile stimuli; gradual loss of bladder control. Are these related?

Tactile sensitivity since birth, increasing with age; strong startle response to tactile stimuli; gradual loss of bladder control. Are these related?

Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen by a neurologist and be evaluated in detail. This is grossly abnormal and must be addressed by an expert with full access to prior medical records, history, physical exam and probably some testing. Please go soon because neurological damages respond best when addressed early. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes loss of bladder control during menstrual cycle?

What causes loss of bladder control during menstrual cycle?

Pelvic congestion: Generally, many women experience bloating and swelling around the time of their menstrual cycle due to hormone related increases in blood flow to the pelvis. This seems to be associated with increases in bladder leakage around menses in some women, although we are not sure of the exact mechanism. Avoid cravings for caffeine and chocolate which are bladder irritants. ...Read more

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I seem to experience loss of bladder control only during my menstrual cycle?

I seem to experience loss of bladder control only during my menstrual cycle?

It can happen.: Even though it's not that uncommon to lose bladder control. As a woman’s hormone levels change throughout her cycle those hormone changes can lead to increased incontinence. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Bladder Control (Definition)

Bladder control is a term for the ability to ...Read more