Could I have urge incontinence?

Yes, UTI, OAB, diet. Many causes of ui. Cystitis or urethritis from uti. Overactive bladder which may require medication. Caffeine or acid urine producing foods and beverages like tomatoes or oj. Less commonly, in incompetent bladder neck or internal urethral sphincter or neurologic condition like ms. See a urologist or uro-gynecologist if not from diet. Good luck.
Yes. If you leak urine when you have a strong urge to urinate and cannot make it to the bathroom then you may have urge incontinence. Some people also wake up at night to urinate. You need to be seen to rule out other causes for this like a bladder infection.

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I think I have urge incontinence?

Check with urologist. First diagnose cause: overactive bladder, urinary infection, neurogenic bladder dysfunction etc. Can then be treated appropriately with bladder muscle relaxants such as oxybutinin er, Detrol la, vesicare, (solifenacin) sanctura etc, &/or antibiotics. Good luck. Read more...

Can you tell me if I have urge incontinence?

Severe urgency. Of urination which results in inability to control voiding bladder contraction which results in uncontrollable wetting. Can be due to uti, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis etc.. Can usually be treated with appropriate medication. Read more...
OAB. Overactive bladder is defined as urgency of urination, frequency of urination (in general urinating more than seven times per day), and nocturia (getting up frequently at night). People with overactive water may also have incontinence with urgency known as urge urinary incontinence. Read more...
Urinary Incontinence. There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently. Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist. Read more...

I have urge incontinence. What are my options?

Many. There are many options to treat urge incontinence. They include: behavior and diet modification (ie timed voiding, avoiding bladder irritants), pelvic floor rehabilitation/physical therapy, medications (ditropan, detrol, (tolterodine) etc, etc, etc), percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, sacral neuromodulation (interstim), Botox bladder injections and more radical surgical procedures to augment the bladder. Read more...
A few options. The treatment options include medication, and neuromodulation therapy. The latter is known as interstim therapy. The meds inhibit inappropriate contractions (spasms) of the bladder's detrusor muscle, which is the cause of ui. Pts with ui have an overactive detrusor. If the meds are not tolerated, ineffective or contraindicated, interstim is usually very effective and is a simple, safe option. Read more...

What exactly are the signs of urge incontinence?

Unable to hold urine. It means when the sensation occurs that the bladder is full and needs to be emptied, the patient is unable to hold the urine and it drips out. There are many causes such as chronic infection or inflammation, abnormal neural input to the bladder, bladder stones or other foreign bodies, etc. Read more...
Urgency. This is where you experience an involuntary loss of urine immediately preceded by the urge to empty your bladder. Other symptoms of an overactive bladder can be frequency, urgency with or w/o incontinence, and the need to get up at night frequently to empty your bladder. Read more...
Urge Incontinence. Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can help with holding it in. There are many causes of urge incontinence. You should see a urogynecologist or urologist for a full work up. Further information can be found at www.voicesforpfd.org. Read more...

What are the common symtoms of urge incontinence?

Urge Incontinence. Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can help with holding it in. There are many causes of urge incontinence. You should see a urogynecologist or urologist for a full work up. Further information can be found at www.voicesforpfd.org. Read more...

What percentage of women develope urge incontinence?

Unknown. Unfortunately, there is no way fully capture the number of women who experience urge urinary incontinence in the United States. The urologic diseases in america project reported 1, 845/100, 000 outpatient visits for incontinence by women in 2000. Population based studies in finland show that 16-32% of adult women have experienced urge or stress incontinence, with or without urinary tract infection. Read more...
VERY common . An alarmingly high percentage! the noble study found that 33 million americans suffer from incontince. Incontinence is more common than asthma, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Read more...

Is urge incontinence going to give me health problems?

No not really. Urge incontinence isn't like cancer. It isn't something that is going to kill you. It is a quality of life issue. Leaking can lead to poor self-esteem & self-limiting of social interactions. There is a risk of local skin irritation & breakdown from wetness but it isn't a significant health risk in most otherwise healthy people. Urge incontinence can be treated and is not a normal part of aging. Read more...

Please explain what are some symptoms of urge incontinence?

Urge incontinence. Sudden desire to urinate, low abdominal discomfort and inability to control urination leading to leakage of urine. Read more...
Urge incontinence. Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency (an intense need to urinate) urinary frequency (urinating more than seven times daily) and nocturia which means waking up frequently to urinate. People with overactive bladder often also have urge urinary incontinence which is a loss of urine with an intence urge to urinate that can not be postponed. Read more...
Urge Incontinence. Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can help with holding it in. There are many causes of urge incontinence. You should see a urogynecologist or urologist for a full work up. Further information can be found at www.voicesforpfd.org. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: urge incontinence?

Can't hold it! It is leakage of urine while feeling an urgency (sensation of got-to-go!). Read more...
Got to go now. Urge incontinence occurs when you have a bladder contraction with little to no warning and are unable to control it or make it to the bathroom on time. This is in contrast to stress incontinence when you have a leak due to cough, sneeze, laugh or other strain. Read more...