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What are the signs and symptoms of urinary incontinince? Can not afford diapers and will ask dr for a rx. What do I tell her?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Urine leakage & odor

There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui).
Treatment will depend on the cause. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui is occuring. Some types of leakage are treated with pelvic exercise, some with medication, and others with procedures, even surgery. A gynecologist or female urologist will have expertise and can help.

In brief: Urine leakage & odor

There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui).
Treatment will depend on the cause. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui is occuring. Some types of leakage are treated with pelvic exercise, some with medication, and others with procedures, even surgery. A gynecologist or female urologist will have expertise and can help.
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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: UI

Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine from your urethra/bladder when you don't want it to happen.
There are many causes but the most common are stress incontinence (leaking with coughing, sneezing, exercising, etc.) and urge incontinence (unable to make it to the toilet prior to voiding). Some medications can help so ask your doctor.

In brief: UI

Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine from your urethra/bladder when you don't want it to happen.
There are many causes but the most common are stress incontinence (leaking with coughing, sneezing, exercising, etc.) and urge incontinence (unable to make it to the toilet prior to voiding). Some medications can help so ask your doctor.
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Dr. Arash Rahi
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Unable to hold it.

Urinary incontinence is inability to hold urine for any reason.
There are many different kinds of incontinence including leakage of urine with coughing/sneezing (stress incontinence), leaking urine because the bladder is too full and unable to empty (overflow incontinence) or leaking while feeling and urgency (urge incontinence.) ask your physician for a referal to a urogynecologist!

In brief: Unable to hold it.

Urinary incontinence is inability to hold urine for any reason.
There are many different kinds of incontinence including leakage of urine with coughing/sneezing (stress incontinence), leaking urine because the bladder is too full and unable to empty (overflow incontinence) or leaking while feeling and urgency (urge incontinence.) ask your physician for a referal to a urogynecologist!
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