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    1. 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.

    2. Urinary Incontinence Men's Guide - Other Treatment

      Treatment other than surgery or medication may be used to treat urinary incontinence.

    3. Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Incontinence in Men

      A medical history is the most important part of the examination for urinary incontinence. During the medical history, your health professional will ask you to describe:How long you have had incontinence.What, if anything, you are doing (laughing, coughing, or changing posture) when you experience incontinence.How often you have the problem and how much urine you lose.Risk factors you may have, ...

    4. Urodynamic Tests for Urinary Incontinence

      Urodynamic tests for urinary incontinence are measurements taken to evaluate your bladder's function and efficiency. The actual tests done vary from person to person.Some urodynamic tests are relatively simple and can be done in a doctor's office; other tests require expensive and sophisticated instruments to measure the amount of pressure experienced by the bladder and urethra.For basic ...

    5. Stress Incontinence in Men - 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,...

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Stress Incontinence in Men - 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 ...

    9. Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Incontinence in Women

      A medical history is the most important part of the examination for urinary incontinence. During the medical history, your health professional will ask you to describe:How long you have had incontinence.What, if anything, you are doing (laughing, sneezing, coughing) when you experience incontinence.How often you have the problem and how much urine you lose.Risk factors you may have that could ...

    10. 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.

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