incontinence

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incontinence

[in′känt·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Inability to control the natural evacuations, as the feces or the urine; specifically, involuntary evacuation from organic causes.
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Catheters may be used either constantly or occasionally for overflow incontinence not caused by a blockage, or in women who cannot empty their bladders because of muscle weakness, previous surgery or spinal cord injury.
Chronic retention, aside from causing overflow incontinence, can cause reflux of urine through the ureters and eventually renal damage.
Importantly, reductions in encopresis were also associated with increases in the frequency of bowel movements, which is consistent with the assumption that encopresis is a function of constipation and overflow incontinence.
Neurological damage resulting from diabetes, multiple sclerosis and trauma are other common causes for overflow incontinence.
Overflow incontinence refers to leakage that occurs when the quantity of urine produced exceeds the bladder's holding capacity.
That's when you've found that one overflow incontinence patient who you don't want to operate on," he said.
Overflow incontinence, an inability to empty the bladder properly, which can cause frequent or constant dribbling of urine.
These techniques are effective for urge and overflow incontinence.
Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder is allowed to become so full that it simply overflows; people with this type may feel that they never completely empty their bladder.
Stool impaction Patients with stool Disimpaction impaction present with restores continence either urge or in most instances overflow incontinence.
The remaining 39 patients formed a heterogeneous reference group with genuine stress incontinence (5/39), incontinence of mixed or questionable type (7/39), overflow incontinence (1/39) or no objective leakage on video-urodynamics (with or without detrusor instability) (26/39).