If you suffer from involuntary urine loss, you’re one of the 13+ million Americans living with incontinence. Incontinence is not a disease but rather a symptom of an underlying condition. While it impacts both sexes, women experience incontinence more frequently.
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6 Types of Incontinence?
Occasional leakage caused by excess bladder pressure
The frequent and abrupt need to urinate
The continuous release of urine due to a full bladder
An inability to find a restroom in time due to a physical or mental handicap
Uncontrollable urine loss resulting from one or more of the above conditions
Temporary leakage due to an underlying condition (i.e. UTI or medication)
Common Signs & Symptoms
Incontinence can be associated with anything from a neurological disorder to urinary prolapse. Whatever the cause, below is a list of the most common signs and symptoms of incontinence.
Your doctor will perform a thorough medical exam to determine whether you have incontinence. This exam consists of a urodynamic study to evaluate bladder function. After inserting a catheter into the bladder, the doctor will fill it with sterile water to measure bladder pressure and assess bladder capacity.
- Laparoscopic procedure
- Pelvic surgery
- Artificial urinary sphincter implant
- Behavioral therapy
- Physical therapy
- Drug therapy
- Palliative measures
- Electrical stimulation
- Muscle relaxing medications
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Collagen injections