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  1. Behavioral Methods for Urinary Incontinence

    Three types of behavioral methods are used to treat urinary incontinence: bladder training (for urge incontinence) and timed voiding and prompted voiding (for functional incontinence).Bladder trainingBladder training (also called bladder retraining) is used to treat urge incontinence. Bladder training attempts to increase how long you can wait before having to urinate. You are taught about the ...

  2. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Sometimes several factors combine to cause urinary incontinence.

  3. Cystometry

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

  4. Total Incontinence - 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.

  5. Overactive Bladder in Children

    Children can have an overactive bladder too. WebMD looks at incontinence in children, what causes frequent urination, and how to treat bedwetting.

  6. Diet, Drugs, and Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

    Your diet, along with medications you might take, may be aggravating urinary incontinence symptoms. WebMD provides a chart showing how everything from soda to muscle relaxants affect bladder control.

  7. Male Urinary Incontinence: 12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    If you're a man who is dealing with urinary incontinence, here are 12 questions from WebMD that you may want to ask your doctor.

  8. Overflow Incontinence

    WebMD explains overflow incontinence, including symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments.

  9. Bladder Spasms

    WebMD explains bladder spasms in children and adults, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  10. Bladder Suspension

    WebMD explains bladder suspension surgery, including various procedures and their complications.

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