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Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center

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  1. 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.

  2. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? ...

  3. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

    Stress incontinence occurs when a man unintentionally releases a small amount of urine when he coughs,laughs,strains,lifts,or changes posture. It is most common after a man has had his prostate gland removed and there was damage to the nerves or to the external bladder outlet valve (sphincter). After a man's prostate gland is removed,the bladder neck no longer has adequate support from the ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Symptoms

    Your symptoms will depend upon the type of urinary incontinence you have. Symptoms of stress incontinence may include loss of urine while: Coughing. Laughing. Lifting. Straining. Changing posture. Symptoms of urge incontinence may include: A sudden, urgen

  7. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

    Total incontinence is the continuous and total loss of urinary control. One cause of total incontinence is neurogenic bladder, a neurological problem that prevents the bladder from emptying properly. Spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and other disorders that affect nerve function can also lead to total incontinence. Total incontinence in women can also be caused by a vesicovaginal fistula, an abnormal connection between the urinary tract and the vagina.TreatmentTotal incontinence is usually treated by using a thin tube (catheter) to empty the bladder regularly. This is called intermittent self-catheterization.Absorbent products such as pads or disposable underwear are usually used when other methods of treating incontinence have failed or cannot be used. These methods don't treat the incontinence but may make it possible to manage the problem.

  8. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Medications

    Urinary incontinence may be treated with medications. However in many cases, treatment with behavioral methods (for urge incontinence) and Kegel exercises (for stress incontinence) are tried before medications.

  9. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Surgery

    There are several different kinds of surgeries to correct stress urinary incontinence, which results when weakened pelvic floor muscles allow the bladder neck and urethra to drop.

  10. Cystometry

    Cystometry is one in a series of tests, called urodynamic studies, that evaluate how the bladder is functioning.

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