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  1. Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older - Home Treatment

    Starting home treatment at the first minor signs of a bladder infection may prevent the problem from getting worse, clear up your infection, and prevent complications.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Antidepressants for Urinary Incontinence

    Drug details for Imipramine for urinary incontinence.

  4. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Many factors have been associated with an increased risk of urinary incontinence in men. Incontinence may be the result of various health conditions or medical treatments, or it could be caused by family history or lifestyle.

  5. 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

  6. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Prevention

    There are different ways you can reduce your chances of developing urinary incontinence.

  7. 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.

  8. Cystometry

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

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