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I've been constantly wetting my pants with no warning, what could be wrong?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Bladder spasms/OAB
Oab (overactive bladder) can occur for no good reason or due to neurologic problem or bladder cancer.
Meds (pills/patch/gel) can control symptoms but do not cure. Behavioral therapy, neuromodulation (electrical stimulation to help nerves work better) &injection of Botox into bladder are effective treatments. Depending on age, exam& urinalysis, cystoscopy (look inside bladder may be needed.

In brief: Bladder spasms/OAB
Oab (overactive bladder) can occur for no good reason or due to neurologic problem or bladder cancer.
Meds (pills/patch/gel) can control symptoms but do not cure. Behavioral therapy, neuromodulation (electrical stimulation to help nerves work better) &injection of Botox into bladder are effective treatments. Depending on age, exam& urinalysis, cystoscopy (look inside bladder may be needed.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Urge incontinence
The most common condition causing these symptoms is urge incontinence.
This is due to an overactive detrusor muscle (of the bladder) which inappropriately tries to contract before the bladder becomes full, forcing the urine out prematurely. There are other conditions, such as diabetes and neurological problems, which may need to be ruled out. Ui can be treated with drugs or sacral nerve therapy.

In brief: Urge incontinence
The most common condition causing these symptoms is urge incontinence.
This is due to an overactive detrusor muscle (of the bladder) which inappropriately tries to contract before the bladder becomes full, forcing the urine out prematurely. There are other conditions, such as diabetes and neurological problems, which may need to be ruled out. Ui can be treated with drugs or sacral nerve therapy.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Urge incontinence
Incontinence (unwanted leakage of urine) can be due to stress (activity, cough, strain) or urge (uncontrolled bladder contraction) or a combination of both (mixed incontinence).
Sometimes leakage may be associated with infection. You may be suffering from urge type incontinence which can be treated with medication. You should see your primary physician to discuss this further.

In brief: Urge incontinence
Incontinence (unwanted leakage of urine) can be due to stress (activity, cough, strain) or urge (uncontrolled bladder contraction) or a combination of both (mixed incontinence).
Sometimes leakage may be associated with infection. You may be suffering from urge type incontinence which can be treated with medication. You should see your primary physician to discuss this further.
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many causes
Stress urinary incontinence occurs with coughing, sneezing or straining, worth trying kegel's exercises, best reated with suspension or sling procedure.
Lack of bladder sensation can be caused by diabetes. Overactive bladder can be provoked by caffeine or acid producing foods or beverages and can respond nicely to anticholinergic medications(oxybutinin or Detrol (tolterodine) etc). ? Consult with gyn-urologist.

In brief: Many causes
Stress urinary incontinence occurs with coughing, sneezing or straining, worth trying kegel's exercises, best reated with suspension or sling procedure.
Lack of bladder sensation can be caused by diabetes. Overactive bladder can be provoked by caffeine or acid producing foods or beverages and can respond nicely to anticholinergic medications(oxybutinin or Detrol (tolterodine) etc). ? Consult with gyn-urologist.
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