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  1. Stress Incontinence in Men - Topic Overview

    Stress incontinence occurs when a man unintentionally releases a small amount of urine when he coughs,laughs,strains,lifts,or changes posture. It is most common after a man has had his prostate gland removed and there was damage to the nerves or to the external bladder outlet valve (sphincter). After a man's prostate gland is removed,the bladder neck no longer has adequate support from the ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Anticholinergics for Urinary Incontinence in Men

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

  7. Cystometry

    Cystometry is one in a series of tests, called urodynamic studies, that evaluate how the bladder is functioning.

  8. American Urological Association Symptom Index - Topic Overview

    The American Urological Association (AUA) has developed the following questionnaire to help men determine how bothersome their urinary symptoms are and to check how effective their treatment is. 1 This questionnaire has also been adopted worldwide and is known as the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). It is sometimes seen with a Quality of Life Scale at the end of the questionnaire. ...

  9. Incontinence in Women: Personal Stories

    Incontinence in Women: Personal Stories

  10. Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome

    webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndrome

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