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    1. Cystourethrogram

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

    2. 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.

    3. Antidepressants for Urinary Incontinence

      Drug details for Imipramine for urinary incontinence.

    4. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Medications

      If your urinary incontinence is caused by prostatitis, a painful inflammation of the prostate gland, your health professional will prescribe antibiotics.

    5. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Other Treatment

      Changes in habits (behavioral methods) and exercise are often used first to treat urinary incontinence because they do not involve surgery, have no serious side effects, can be done at home, and do not limit future treatment options.

    6. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Cause

      Urinary incontinence occurs when the muscle (sphincter) that holds your bladder's outlet closed is not strong enough to hold back the urine.

    7. 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 ...

    8. 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

    9. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Other Treatment

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

    10. 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.

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