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.

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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...

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...
Urinary Incontinence. Urinary incontinence affects over 13 million americans, 85% of which are women. Stress incontinence is the lose of urine when intra-abdominal pressure is increase such as with laughing, coughing, sneezing, and running. Urge incontinence is the sudden strong urge to urinatecombined with a sudden, uncontrollable leakage of urine. Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress and urgen. Read more...

Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Yes. Incontinenece is the loss of bladder control. Sometimes this is due to stress and change in abdominal pressure like with coughing / sneezing / laughing. Sometimes, there is incontinence due to an over full bladder and poor muscle tone of the bladder. And, sometimes incontinence is due to nerve damage to the bladder which also changes the muscle tone. Read more...
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...

Why causes sudden loss of bladder control?

Sudden loss of urine. Sudden loss of urine may be caused by overactive bladder or by poor support of the bladder with leaking with stress activities such as cough, laughing, etc. Over active bladder may be caused by foods, medications, lack of estrogen, infection, incomplete emptying, etc. Leaking with stress is most often associated with a history of childbirth. It can however be a result of aging. Read more...
Lots of things . Bladder infection is the most common but neurological diseases like ms, parkinsons or even diabetes should be considered. Read more...

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...

Can a ruptured disc in the neck cause a loss of bladder control?

Absolutely. The bladder is controlled locally by a circuit of nerves that go to the spine at the lower back area but there is a circuit of nerves that also go to the brain so that you can think about and determine when you want to go to the bathroom. Disruption of that "brain" circuit can affect the information going to the bladder and cause voiding problems. Read more...