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    1. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - When To Call a Doctor

      See your health professional immediately if your urinary incontinence persists or is accompanied by other symptoms.

    2. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Topic Overview

      Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It is not a disease but rather a symptom of a problem with a man's urinary tract.

    3. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Exams and Tests

      The first steps your health professional will take to learn the cause of your urinary incontinence are a medical history and a physical examination.

    4. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Symptoms

      Your symptoms will depend upon the type of urinary incontinence you have. Symptoms of stress incontinence may include loss of urine while: Coughing. Laughing. Lifting. Straining. Changing posture. Symptoms of urge incontinence may include: A sudden, urgen

    5. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Treatment Overview

      The treatment you and your health professional choose will depend upon what type of urinary incontinence you have and how much you are bothered by your symptoms.

    6. Absorbent Products for Urinary Incontinence

      Absorbent products are items that absorb urine, such as adult diapers, plastic - coated underwear, pads, or panty liners that attach to underwear. Most commercially available items are disposable (such as Depend or Poise), although some absorbent cloths can be washed and reused. Drip collectors that fit over the penis are also available.Absorbent products may be used to manage any form of ...

    7. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - What Happens

      Urinary incontinence in men is often related to prostate problems. As men age, the prostate gland grows larger, squeezing the urethra and pushing the neck of the bladder out of position. These changes can lead to incontinence.

    8. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Cause

      Urinary incontinence occurs when the muscle (sphincter) that holds your bladder's outlet closed is not strong enough to hold back the urine.

    9. 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 ...

    10. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Happens

      Urinary incontinence that often appears suddenly and usually clears up when the underlying cause is treated is called temporary incontinence.

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