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    Urge Incontinence in Men - Topic Overview

    Urge incontinence is a need to urinate that is so strong that you cannot reach the toilet in time. It can occur even when the bladder contains only a small amount of urine.

    Urge incontinence can be caused by bladder contractions that are too strong to be stopped by the bladder outlet valve (sphincter). This results in a near-emptying of the bladder.

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    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Overactive Bladder or Urge Incontinence

    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with overactive bladder (OAB), ask your doctor these questions at your next visit. Are there medications I can take to treat my OAB? What side effects might the medication cause, and what can I do to help manage them? How quickly do the medications take effect? What if the medications don't work for me? Are there other treatment options? If my OAB gets better, can I stop taking the medication? Are there foods or beverages I should avoid...

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    Medicines and behavioral strategies, such as eliminating caffeinated and carbonated drinks, are used to treat urge incontinence.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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