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Related to stress incontinence: urge incontinence, reflex incontinence

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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The previous stress incontinence procedure history, (and complicating factors such as mesh complications, pelvic radiation, pelvic fracture or neurogenic disease) for the patients included in this study are listed in Table 2.
Incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms according to types of incontinence n (%) Flatal incontinence n (%) Stress incontinence 39 (19.5%) 31 (15.5%) Urge incontinence 72 (36%) 51 (25.5%) Mixed incontinence 89 (44.5%) 72 (36%) Total 200 (100%) 154 (77%) Fecal incontinence n (%) Constipation n (%) Stress incontinence 3 (1.5%) 17 (8.5%) Urge incontinence 8 (4%) 35 (17.5%) Mixed incontinence 4 (2%) 53 (26.5%) Total 15 (7.5%) 105 (52.5%) Table 2.
By comparing Goh classes 1 and 2 (where the fistula is >2.5 cm distance to the external urethral orifice) and Goh classes 3 and 4 (where the fistula is [less than or equal to]2.5 cm from the external urethral orifice), those with Goh classes 3 and 4 are statistically significantly more likely to have stress incontinence and a heavier pad weight (Table 3).
Treating the Problem If you have stress incontinence, your doctor will likely recommend Kegel exercises.
The origin of stress incontinence during pregnancy is controversial and still not definitely scientifically proven.
They also reported that in women without stress incontinence who were undergoing abdominal sacrocolpopexy for prolapse, Burch colposuspension significantly reduced postoperative symptoms of stress incontinence without increasing other lower urinary tract symptoms.
The type of incontinence may differ by age; some studies suggest a higher prevalence of stress incontinence in women younger than 60 years and urge incontinence in older women.
YOUR health section article on March 28 on the causes and treatment of stress incontinence was excellent.
The mere presence of symptoms of stress incontinence is insufficient justification for surgery.
Nuzhat Farooqui from The Aga Khan Hospital Karachi delivered a detailed presentation on "Genuine Stress Incontinence"
Common types of UI are stress incontinence urge incontinence and mixed incontinence.

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