Health A-Z: Urinary Incontinence

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Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic Testing - Health A-Z

If your condition is not easily diagnosed by a physical exam and a discussion of your symptoms, or if previous treatments have not improved your symptoms of incontinence, your doctor may suggest urodynamic testing, a series of specialized tests… Read More

Injection of Bulking Agents - Health A-Z

Injection of a bulking agent can reinforce the tissue around the urethra. This procedure can help some men who have had their prostate removed and some women with the type of stress incontinence known as intrinsic sphincter deficiency, in… Read More
Surgery Options for Urinary Incontinence

Surgery Options for Urinary Incontinence - Health A-Z

The trend in surgery for incontinence is toward less invasive surgical procedures that can usually be performed on an outpatient basis and sometimes in the physician's office. Because some surgical procedures for stress incontinence are now relatively quick and… Read More

Exercises You Can Do to Reduce Urinary Incontinence - Health A-Z

Another approach for men and women who want to try nonsurgical methods first is to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor through exercise. The strength and proper action of your pelvic floor muscles are important in maintaining continence.… Read More

Neurological Strategies for Overactive Bladder - Health A-Z

Without your awareness, there is a constant loop of communication between your bladder and one of your lower spinal nerves (the third sacral nerve). About six times per second, the sacral nerve sends an impulse to the bladder to… Read More

What Medications Treat Urinary Incontinence? - Health A-Z

Although there are no medications designed specifically to treat stress incontinence, certain drugs occasionally help with the symptoms, and others are useful for both urge and stress symptoms (see Table 2). In men who have overflow incontinence caused by… Read More
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