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Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center

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  1. Artificial Sphincter for Urinary Incontinence in Men

    An artificial sphincter is a device made of silicone rubber that is used to treat urinary incontinence.

  2. 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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Cause

    There are different types and causes of urinary incontinence in women.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Antidepressants for Urinary Incontinence

    Drug details for Imipramine for urinary incontinence.

  7. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Home Treatment

    If you experience long-term (chronic) urinary incontinence, you can take some steps immediately that may eliminate or reduce the problem.

  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. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Other Treatment

    Changes in habits (behavioral methods) and exercise are often used first to treat urinary incontinence because they do not involve surgery, have no serious side effects, can be done at home, and do not limit future treatment options.

  10. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Surgery

    If your urinary incontinence has not improved after trying behavioral methods and medication and your health professional feels surgery will be an effective treatment, you may choose to have surgery rather than live with your symptoms.

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