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Who are at risk for urge incontinence?

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People at greater risk for urge incontinence include:

Constipation may also put you at risk for urge incontinence.

  • Older adults
  • Women who have had a C-section or other pelvic surgery
  • People who are obese
  • Men who have had prostate surgery or prostate conditions, such as enlarged prostate or prostatitis
  • People who have nerve damage from conditions such as diabetes, stroke, or injury
  • People with certain cancers, including the bladder and prostate
  • People who have urinary tract infections

From: Urge Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

Medcompare: "InterStim Therapy in Voiding Dysfunction."

Medscape Medical News: "Pubovaginal Fascial Sling May Be Helpful for Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women."

AHRQ Evidence Reports: Treatment for Overactive Bladder in Women, June 2010.

Shaw, H. , 2011. Southern Medical Journal

Dmochowski, R. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

News release, FDA.

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

Medcompare: "InterStim Therapy in Voiding Dysfunction."

Medscape Medical News: "Pubovaginal Fascial Sling May Be Helpful for Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women."

AHRQ Evidence Reports: Treatment for Overactive Bladder in Women, June 2010.

Shaw, H. , 2011. Southern Medical Journal

Dmochowski, R. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

News release, FDA.

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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