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Urinary incontinence is a loss of control of the bladder. In some cases, it may result in a total loss of the bladder's contents or it may just cause minor leakage. The condition may be temporary or chronic, depending on its cause. Incont[read article]

Tests for Urinary 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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Urinary Pressure and Flow Study
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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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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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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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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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Bladder Stress Test
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Pad Test for Incontinence
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Pelvic Exam
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Bladder Diary
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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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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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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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Neurological Examination
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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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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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Medical Procedures for Urinary Incontinence

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Bladder Training
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Collagen Periurethral Injection
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Prescribed Medications for Urinary Incontinence

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BETHANECHOL (be THAN e kole) stimulates the bladder. It is used in patients who are having trouble passing urine to empty their bladder.  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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IMIPRAMINE (im IP ra meen) is used to treat depression. This medicine can also help children who have a nighttime bed wetting problem.  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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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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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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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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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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ONABOTULINUMTOXINA is a neuro-muscular blocker. It is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines on the face.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Urinary Incontinence

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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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Sacral Nerve Stimulation
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Self Care for Urinary 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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Alternative Procedures for Urinary 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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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive technique in which a low-voltage electrical current is delivered through wires from a small pow...  More
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