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  1. Urethral Bulking for Urinary Incontinence

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

  2. Antidepressants for Urinary Incontinence

    Drug details for Imipramine for urinary incontinence.

  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. 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,...

  5. Functional Incontinence - Topic Overview

    Functional incontinence occurs when some obstacle or disability makes it hard for you to reach or use a toilet in time to urinate. It is often caused by:A problem with walking (such as needing a walker or crutches) that prevents you from reaching a toilet in time to urinate.A medical condition (such as arthritis) that makes it hard for you to remove clothing before urinating. A problem with reasoning (such as dementia) that keeps you from realizing that urination is necessary or from locating a bathroom.TreatmentFunctional incontinence is treated by using behavioral methods that teach you to urinate on a timed voiding schedule and by modifying your environment so you can get to and use the toilet more quickly. This may involve moving furniture, making clothes easier to remove, or making other changes.Medicines aren't used to treat functional incontinence.Continence products such as absorbent pads or disposable underwear are usually used when other methods of treating incontinence have

  6. Urge Incontinence in Men - Topic Overview

    Urge incontinence is a need to urinate that is so strong that you cannot reach the toilet in time. It can occur even when the bladder contains only a small amount of urine. Urge incontinence can be caused by bladder contractions that are too strong to be stopped by the bladder outlet valve (sphincter). This results in a near-emptying of the bladder. Medicines and behavioral strategies,such ...

  7. Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Incontinence in Men

    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, coughing, or changing posture) when you experience incontinence.How often you have the problem and how much urine you lose.Risk factors you may have, ...

  8. Catheters for Urinary Incontinence in Men

    Catheters used to manage urinary incontinence include: Standard catheter. This is a thin, flexible, hollow tube that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder and allows the urine to drain out. The standard catheter is used for intermittent self - catheterization.Indwelling Foley catheter. This type of catheter, which remains in place continuously, has a balloon on the end that is inflated

  9. Anticholinergics for Urinary Incontinence in Men

    Drug details for Anticholinergics and antispasmodics for urinary incontinence in men.

  10. Functional Incontinence: Timed Voiding and Prompted Voiding - Topic Overview

    Functional incontinence occurs when a person is unable to reach the bathroom in time to urinate because of physical or mental limitations, such as problems with walking, conditions such as arthritis, or problems with reasoning (such as dementia). People who have functional incontinence can try timed voiding and prompted voiding to control incontinence.Timed voidingTimed voiding is also called habit training. It sets a schedule for urinating (voiding) that is determined by your personal habits. It doesn't attempt to increase how long you can wait before having to urinate or teach you to resist the urge to urinate.Prompted voidingPrompted voiding requires a caregiver to prompt you to urinate. The goal is to decrease the chance of accidents by making you aware of the need to urinate periodically. Prompted voiding usually is used in combination with timed voiding for people who are unaware of their bodily functions, such as people who have dementia.

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