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    1. Urinary Incontinence: Keeping a Daily Record - Topic Overview

      Keep a daily diary of all liquids taken in and all urine released,whether voluntary or involuntary. Your health professional may also call this a voiding log,bladder record,frequency-volume chart,incontinence chart,or voiding diary. The diary is usually kept for 3 to 4 days. Record in your diary: The time and amount of each urination. The conditions under which urine release occurred,...

    2. 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 ...

    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. Catheters for Urinary Incontinence in Men

      Catheters used to manage urinary incontinence include: Standard catheter. This is a thin, flexible, hollow tube that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder and allows the urine to drain out. The standard catheter is used for intermittent self - catheterization.Indwelling Foley catheter. This type of catheter, which remains in place continuously, has a balloon on the end that is inflated

    6. Cystometry

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

    7. Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Topic Overview

      Overflow incontinence is the involuntary release of urine-due to a weak bladder muscle or to blockage-when the bladder becomes overly full,even though the woman feels no urge to urinate. Symptoms Symptoms of overflow incontinence include: Sudden release of urine. A feeling of fullness in the bladder even after urination. Leakage of urine while sleeping. A urine stream that stops and restarts ...

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    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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