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A very common kind of bladder control problem for older women is urge incontinence. This means the bladder muscles squeeze at the wrong time--or all the time--and cause leaks. (Source: excerpt from Menopause and Bladder Control: NIDDK)
If you lose urine for no apparent reason while suddenly feeling the need or urge to urinate, you may have urge incontinence. The most common cause of urge incontinence is inappropriate bladder contractions.
Medical professionals describe such a bladder as "unstable," "spastic," or "overactive." Your doctor might call your condition "reflex incontinence" if it results from overactive nerves controlling the bladder.
Urge incontinence can mean that your bladder empties during sleep, after drinking a small amount of water, or when you touch water or hear it running (as when someone else is taking a shower or washing dishes). (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK)
Urge incontinence happens if you can't hold your urine long enough to reach a toilet. Although healthy people can have urge incontinence, it is often found in people who have diabetes, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis. It can also be a warning sign of early bladder cancer. In men, it is often a sign of an enlarged prostate. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
A very common kind of bladder control problem for older women is urge... (Source: excerpt from Menopause and Bladder Control: NIDDK)
If you lose urine for no apparent reason while suddenly feeling the need or urge to... (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK)
Urge incontinence happens if you can't hold your urine long enough to... (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
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The following list of conditions have 'Urge incontinence' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Urge incontinence:
Incontinence symptoms (331 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Urination symptoms (1228 causes), Urinary system symptoms (1228 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Urinary problems (1033 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Urinary difficulty (648 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes)
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