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What are the treatments for overflow incontinence?

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Treating overflow incontinence can be difficult, but for some men with an enlarged prostate, medication can help relax the muscle at the base of the urethra and allow urine to pass from the bladder.

If medications do not relieve overflow incontinence, your doctor will have you use a catheter to ensure your bladder is emptied when you go to the bathroom.

Surgery may be needed if overflow incontinence is caused by a blockage, such as prostate enlargement.

From: Overflow Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bladder and Bowel Foundation web site: "Overflow Incontinence."

FDA web site: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence."

Parker, W.H. Roseman, A.E. Parker R. , Simon & Schuster, 2002. The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) web site: "Urinary Incontinence in Women," "Urodynamic Testing."

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network web site: "Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Bladder and Bowel Foundation web site: "Overflow Incontinence."

FDA web site: "Controlling Urinary Incontinence."

Parker, W.H. Roseman, A.E. Parker R. , Simon & Schuster, 2002. The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) web site: "Urinary Incontinence in Women," "Urodynamic Testing."

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network web site: "Urinary Incontinence."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

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