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Can you have temporary urinary incontinence from being stressed out?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Anything is possible

Bladder function can be affected by one's emotional/psycholgical state.
Some people have incontinence due to the bladder muscle contracting involuntarily and this could be affected by stress.

In brief: Anything is possible

Bladder function can be affected by one's emotional/psycholgical state.
Some people have incontinence due to the bladder muscle contracting involuntarily and this could be affected by stress.
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Urinary Incontinence

Few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. So "stress" incontinence is 2nd to a stress or pressure on the pelvis.
Psychologic stress can effect the bladder in other ways. Interstitial Cystitis can be worsened with mental stress. See a urogynecologist or urologist for further evaluation

In brief: Urinary Incontinence

Few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. So "stress" incontinence is 2nd to a stress or pressure on the pelvis.
Psychologic stress can effect the bladder in other ways. Interstitial Cystitis can be worsened with mental stress. See a urogynecologist or urologist for further evaluation
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Generally no

Generally no, unless you have been avoiding going to the bathroom for long intervals because of increased work, etc.
Then, you might simply be procrastinating to your limit -- which, is not true urinary incontinence.

In brief: Generally no

Generally no, unless you have been avoiding going to the bathroom for long intervals because of increased work, etc.
Then, you might simply be procrastinating to your limit -- which, is not true urinary incontinence.
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