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What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Physical stress

The term "stress" incontinence has nothing to do with emotional stress but instead means physical stress in the abdomen which increases bladder pressures and causes sudden episodes of leakage.
Typical examples are leak with cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, or even getting up out of a chair.

In brief: Physical stress

The term "stress" incontinence has nothing to do with emotional stress but instead means physical stress in the abdomen which increases bladder pressures and causes sudden episodes of leakage.
Typical examples are leak with cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, or even getting up out of a chair.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: SUI

Loss of urine with activities that cause an increase in the pressure inside the abdomen can be caused by lack of support of the bladder and urethra.
Some options for treatment include kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles, use of a pessary (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pessary), and surgery to resupport the fallen structures. Discuss with your gyn to determine which is right for you.

In brief: SUI

Loss of urine with activities that cause an increase in the pressure inside the abdomen can be caused by lack of support of the bladder and urethra.
Some options for treatment include kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles, use of a pessary (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pessary), and surgery to resupport the fallen structures. Discuss with your gyn to determine which is right for you.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Leakage of urine

When intra abdominal pressure is increased from cough, laugh this causes leakage of urine in some individuals and this is called stress incontinence.

In brief: Leakage of urine

When intra abdominal pressure is increased from cough, laugh this causes leakage of urine in some individuals and this is called stress incontinence.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze.
It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss.

In brief: Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze.
It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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