incontinence

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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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Surgery can be an option for stress incontinence if Kegels fail to improve the problem.
Specific UDS parameters as predictors of stress incontinence surgery success
women undergoing stress incontinence surgery who did not experience resolution of their urgency or frequency were dissatisfied with the surgical outcome, regardless of whether they were counseled preoperatively that the surgery was intended to affect only the stress leakage.
The distinction between urodynamic stress incontinence associated with hypermobility and urodynamic stress incontinence associated with intrinsic sphincter deficiency should be viewed as a continuum rather than a dichotomy, of urethral function.
It is safe to proceed to surgery for SUI without urodynamic testing in women who meet all the following criteria: no previous surgery, no prolapse beyond the introitus, presence of predominant SUI complaints, demonstration of stress incontinence on cough stress testing, normal postvoid residual, mobile urethra, and normal urinalysis.
1 The most prevalent type of urinary incontinence in women is stress incontinence followed by urge incontinence.
Bladder training is usually recommended for those suffering with urge incontinence; similarly to stress incontinence your GP may refer the patient onto a specialist physiotherapist or consultant.
Data Source: A prospective, randomized, double-blind study of 149 women with stress incontinence who completed 6 weeks of follow-up after placement of a midurethral sling.
The adjusted odds of stress incontinence and overactive bladder were more than quadrupled and the odds of anal incontinence were doubled.
There are four major categories of treatment for stress incontinence, which are behavioural changes, medication, pelvic floor muscle training (Kegel exercise) and surgery- when every other treatment method has failed," he explained.