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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. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - When To Call a Doctor

      See your health professional immediately if your urinary incontinence persists or is accompanied by other symptoms.

    3. Behavioral Methods for Urinary Incontinence

      Three types of behavioral methods are used to treat urinary incontinence: bladder training (for urge incontinence) and timed voiding and prompted voiding (for functional incontinence).Bladder trainingBladder training (also called bladder retraining) is used to treat urge incontinence. Bladder training attempts to increase how long you can wait before having to urinate. You are taught about the ...

    4. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

      Anatomical incontinence is the involuntary release of urine related to structural problems of the urinary tract that affect the urine flow. Anatomical incontinence may be present from birth (congenital). The main symptom of anatomical incontinence is an almost continual release of urine. Anatomical incontinence is caused by structural problems in the urinary tract that allow urine to leak past ...

    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. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Exams and Tests

      To diagnose the cause of your urinary incontinence, your health professional will ask about your medical history and conduct a physical examination, and order tests.

    7. Stress Incontinence in Men - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Stress incontinence: Should I have surgery? ...

    8. Stress Incontinence in Men - 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,...

    9. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Surgery

      There are several different kinds of surgeries to correct stress urinary incontinence, which results when weakened pelvic floor muscles allow the bladder neck and urethra to drop.

    10. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Medications

      Urinary incontinence may be treated with medications. However in many cases, treatment with behavioral methods (for urge incontinence) and Kegel exercises (for stress incontinence) are tried before medications.

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