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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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,...

  3. Overflow Incontinence - Topic Overview

    Overflow incontinence is the involuntary release of urine-due to a weak bladder muscle or to blockage-when the bladder becomes overly full,even though the woman feels no urge to urinate. Symptoms Symptoms of overflow incontinence include: Sudden release of urine. A feeling of fullness in the bladder even after urination. Leakage of urine while sleeping. A urine stream that stops and restarts ...

  4. Bladder Stress Test and Bonney Test for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    A bladder stress test simulates the accidental release of urine (urinary incontinence) that may occur when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise.A Bonney test is performed as part of the bladder stress test, after the health professional verifies that urine is lost with coughing. It is similar to the bladder stress test except the bladder neck is lifted slightly with a finger or instrument ...

  5. Retropubic Suspension for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Retropubic suspension surgery is used to treat urinary incontinence by lifting the sagging bladder neck and urethra that have dropped abnormally low in the pelvic area.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Antidepressants for Urinary Incontinence

    Drug details for Imipramine for urinary incontinence.

  8. Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for Stress Incontinence in Women

    Stress incontinence in women can cause frequent involuntary release of urine during activities that put pressure on your bladder, such as coughing or laughing.

  9. Mechanical Devices for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Mechanical devices may be used to manage different types of urinary incontinence.Stress incontinencePessary: This rubber device is inserted into the upper vagina where it touches the cervix. The pessary presses on the urethra through the vaginal wall and holds up the bladder neck and uterus, if present. It may also pinch the urethra closed to help retain urine in the bladder. It is usually not ...

  10. 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 ...

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