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    1. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Topic Overview

      Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine.

    2. 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 ...

    3. Artificial Sphincter for Urinary Incontinence in Men

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

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

      Call your health professional if: You have urinary incontinence that begins suddenly (acute incontinence).

    5. Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for Stress Incontinence in Women

      Stress incontinence in women can cause frequent involuntary release of urine during activities that put pressure on your bladder, such as coughing or laughing.

    6. 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.

    7. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Prevention

      There are ways to reduce your chances of developing urinary incontinence.

    8. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Increases Your Risk

      Sometimes several factors combine to cause urinary incontinence.

    9. Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence in Women

      Urethral sling surgeries to treat urinary incontinence involve placing a sling around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention.

    10. 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 ...

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