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Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center

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  1. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Home Treatment

    In many cases, behavioral changes, including changes to your diet, lifestyle, and urinary habits, can be enough to control urinary incontinence.

  2. 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.

  3. Absorbent Products for Urinary Incontinence

    Absorbent products are items that absorb urine, such as adult diapers, plastic - coated underwear, pads, or panty liners that attach to underwear. Most commercially available items are disposable (such as Depend or Poise), although some absorbent cloths can be washed and reused. Drip collectors that fit over the penis are also available.Absorbent products may be used to manage any form of ...

  4. Urodynamic Tests for Urinary Incontinence

    Urodynamic tests for urinary incontinence are measurements taken to evaluate your bladder's function and efficiency. The actual tests done vary from person to person.Some urodynamic tests are relatively simple and can be done in a doctor's office; other tests require expensive and sophisticated instruments to measure the amount of pressure experienced by the bladder and urethra.For basic ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - What Happens

    Urinary incontinence in men is often related to prostate problems. As men age, the prostate gland grows larger, squeezing the urethra and pushing the neck of the bladder out of position. These changes can lead to incontinence.

  7. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - 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 ...

  8. 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.

  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. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Happens

    Urinary incontinence that often appears suddenly and usually clears up when the underlying cause is treated is called temporary incontinence.

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