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Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. In urge incontinence, the bladder contracts when it should not, causing some urine to leak through the sphincter muscles. It is also known as overactive bladder, bladder spasms, spas[read article]

Tests for Urge Incontinence

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A cystometric study is used to determine the size and functionality of your bladder. It measures how much fluid your bladder can hold, how full it is when you begin...  More
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Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve ce...  More
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Uroflowmetry, also called uroflow, is used to test the amount and speed of urination. The test can help your doctor to identify the cause if you suffer from slow ur...  More
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Bladder Residual Urine Study
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Urinary Pressure and Flow Study
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In a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), an X-ray is taken while the bladder is being emptied (voided) to assess bladder and urethra function. Most commonly, your doct...  More
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Pelvic Exam
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Bladder Stress Test
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Pad Test for Incontinence
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Neurological Examination
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In a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), an X-ray is taken while the bladder is being emptied (voided) to assess bladder and urethra function. Most commonly, your doct...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing and frustrating problem that affects millions of adults in the United States. Many think it's just a consequence of agin...  More
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Bladder Diary
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Pelvic Ultrasound
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera and light on the end. During a cystoscopy, this tube is inserted through your urethra and into your bladder so the doctor ...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Urge Incontinence

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OXYBUTYNIN (ox i BYOO ti nin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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TOLTERODINE (tole TER a deen) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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SOLIFENACIN (sol i FEN a cin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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TROSPIUM (TROSE pee um) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accidents.  More
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DARIFENACIN (dar ee FEN a sin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting acciden...  More
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ONABOTULINUMTOXINA is a neuro-muscular blocker. It is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines on the face.  More
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OXYBUTYNIN (ox i BYOO ti nin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accident...  More
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Medical Procedures for Urge Incontinence

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Each time you use the restroom, you are exercising your bladder muscles. However, some people's bladder muscles don't work as well as others. When this is...  More
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Bladder Training
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Electric Stimulation Therapy
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Insertion of Vaginal Pessary
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Self Care for Urge Incontinence

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Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. Your pelvis is the area between your hips...  More
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Weight Reduction
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One of the most important ways of managing moderate to severe heart failure is to control fluid and the salt content in your diet. Tune in to find out how.  More
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Planned Voiding
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Surgical Procedures for Urge Incontinence

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Sacral Nerve Stimulation
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Augmentation of Bladder
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Retropubic suspension is a surgical procedure used to treat urinary incontinence (the inability to control your bladder). This specific procedure helps control urin...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Urge Incontinence What's this?

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Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood p...  More
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