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    1. Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Incontinence in Men

      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, coughing, or changing posture) when you experience incontinence.How often you have the problem and how much urine you lose.Risk factors you may have, ...

    2. Electrical Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence

      Electrical stimulation is used to treat urinary incontinence by sending a mild electric current to the pelvic muscles that are involved in urination.How electrical stimulation works is not well understood. The stimulation may make the muscles contract, producing an effect similar to Kegel exercises, which strengthen the muscles by contracting them frequently. The stimulation may also encourage ...

    3. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Other Treatment

      Treatment other than surgery or medication may be used to treat urinary incontinence.

    4. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Symptoms

      The main symptom of urinary incontinence is a problem controlling urination. The circumstances and type of problem affecting urination vary with the cause.

    5. Cystourethrogram

      A cystourethrogram is an X-ray test that takes pictures of your bladder and urethra while you are urinating.

    6. 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.

    7. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

      What is overactive bladder? With overactive bladder,you have many strong,sudden urges to urinate during the day and night.

    8. 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 ...

    9. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

      Functional incontinence occurs when some obstacle or disability makes it hard for you to reach or use a toilet in time to urinate. It is often caused by:A problem with walking (such as needing a walker or crutches) that prevents you from reaching a toilet in time to urinate.A medical condition (such as arthritis) that makes it hard for you to remove clothing before urinating. A problem with reasoning (such as dementia) that keeps you from realizing that urination is necessary or from locating a bathroom.TreatmentFunctional incontinence is treated by using behavioral methods that teach you to urinate on a timed voiding schedule and by modifying your environment so you can get to and use the toilet more quickly. This may involve moving furniture, making clothes easier to remove, or making other changes.Medicines aren't used to treat functional incontinence.Continence products such as absorbent pads or disposable underwear are usually used when other methods of treating incontinence have

    10. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Topic Overview

      Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It is not a disease but rather a symptom of a problem with a man's urinary tract.

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