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  1. Overactive Bladder - Topic Overview

    What is overactive bladder? With overactive bladder,you have many strong,sudden urges to urinate during the day and night.

  2. America Asks: Most Popular Questions About Overactive Bladder

    To help Americans with overactive bladder, WebMD gathered questions from people with OAB and asked leading doctors for the answers. Find out how our experts responded.

  3. Check Your Symptoms

    This tool will help you check the symptoms of urinary problems and injuries in children age 12 and older.

  4. Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    A medical history is the most important part of the examination for urinary incontinence. During the medical history, your health professional will ask you to describe:How long you have had incontinence.What, if anything, you are doing (laughing, sneezing, coughing) when you experience incontinence.How often you have the problem and how much urine you lose.Risk factors you may have that could ...

  5. Urinary Incontinence: Keeping a Daily Record - Topic Overview

    Keep a daily diary of all liquids taken in and all urine released,whether voluntary or involuntary. Your health professional may also call this a voiding log,bladder record,frequency-volume chart,incontinence chart,or voiding diary. The diary is usually kept for 3 to 4 days. Record in your diary: The time and amount of each urination. The conditions under which urine release occurred,...

  6. Anticholinergics for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Drug details for Anticholinergic medications for urinary incontinence in women.

  7. Urodynamic Tests for Urinary Incontinence

    Urodynamic tests for urinary incontinence are measurements taken to evaluate your bladder's function and efficiency. The actual tests done vary from person to person.Some urodynamic tests are relatively simple and can be done in a doctor's office; other tests require expensive and sophisticated instruments to measure the amount of pressure experienced by the bladder and urethra.For basic ...

  8. Electrical Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence

    Electrical stimulation is used to treat urinary incontinence by sending a mild electric current to the pelvic muscles that are involved in urination.How electrical stimulation works is not well understood. The stimulation may make the muscles contract, producing an effect similar to Kegel exercises, which strengthen the muscles by contracting them frequently. The stimulation may also encourage ...

  9. Urethral Bulking for Urinary Incontinence

    Urethral bulking to treat urinary incontinence involves injecting material around the urethra.

  10. Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence in Women

    Urethral sling surgeries to treat urinary incontinence involve placing a sling around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention.

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