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    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Happens

      Urinary incontinence that often appears suddenly and usually clears up when the underlying cause is treated is called temporary incontinence.

    5. Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

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

    6. 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 ...

    7. Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older - 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)? ...

    8. 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.

    9. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

      Functional incontinence occurs when a person is unable to reach the bathroom in time to urinate because of physical or mental limitations, such as problems with walking, conditions such as arthritis, or problems with reasoning (such as dementia). People who have functional incontinence can try timed voiding and prompted voiding to control incontinence.Timed voidingTimed voiding is also called habit training. It sets a schedule for urinating (voiding) that is determined by your personal habits. It doesn't attempt to increase how long you can wait before having to urinate or teach you to resist the urge to urinate.Prompted voidingPrompted voiding requires a caregiver to prompt you to urinate. The goal is to decrease the chance of accidents by making you aware of the need to urinate periodically. Prompted voiding usually is used in combination with timed voiding for people who are unaware of their bodily functions, such as people who have dementia.

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

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

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