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    1. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Prevention

      There are different ways you can reduce your chances of developing urinary incontinence.

    2. 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.

    3. 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)? ...

    4. Retropubic Suspension for Urinary Incontinence in Women

      Retropubic suspension surgery is used to treat urinary incontinence by lifting the sagging bladder neck and urethra that have dropped abnormally low in the pelvic area.

    5. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Treatment Overview

      There are several possible treatments for urinary incontinence. The best treatment depends on the cause of your incontinence and your personal preferences.

    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. 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. Urethral Bulking for Urinary Incontinence

      Urethral bulking to treat urinary incontinence involves injecting material around the urethra.

    9. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Treatment Overview

      The treatment you and your health professional choose will depend upon what type of urinary incontinence you have and how much you are bothered by your symptoms.

    10. 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 ...

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