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What causes urinary incontinence and urinary urgency? 9 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Benign Enlargement of Prostate

Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size.

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2

Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. In urge incontinence, the bladder contracts when it shouldn't, causing some urine to leak through the sphincter muscles holding the bladder closed.

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3

Urethritis

Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.

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4

Neurogenic Bladder

Your brain regulates urination, but sometimes the message that you need to urinate is not sent to your bladder. Read about causes and treatment options.

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5

Urethral Stricture

Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When it narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.

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6

Bladder Cancer

The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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7

Autonomic Neuropathy

Damage to the nerves that help your organs to function can cause a condition called autonomic neuropathy (AN) and is associated with other conditions.

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8

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

The things you've wanted to know about MS are all in one place. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle management.

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9

All About Autonomic Dysrelexia (or Hyperreflexia)

Autonomic dysreflexia (AD), also known as autonomic hyperreflexia, is a condition in which your involuntary nervous system overreacts to stimuli.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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