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Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center

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  1. 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 ...

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

    Sometimes several factors combine to cause urinary incontinence.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bladder Stress Test and Bonney Test for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    A bladder stress test simulates the accidental release of urine (urinary incontinence) that may occur when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise.A Bonney test is performed as part of the bladder stress test, after the health professional verifies that urine is lost with coughing. It is similar to the bladder stress test except the bladder neck is lifted slightly with a finger or instrument ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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