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  1. Artificial Sphincter for Urinary Incontinence in Men

    An artificial sphincter is a device made of silicone rubber that is used to treat urinary incontinence.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Cystometry

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

  5. Menopause and Bladder Control Problems

    Women heading into menopause - or already in menopause - may experience bladder problems. WebMD explains symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  6. Functional Incontinence

    WebMD explains functional incontinence, including symptoms, causes, (including arthritis, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis), and treatments.

  7. Frequent Urination: Causes and Treatments

    Gotta go all the time? WebMD looks into possible causes of frequent urination and how to curb the symptoms of overactive bladder.

  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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