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Urge incontinence

Urge incontinence: Introduction

Urge incontinence: 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 ... more about Urge incontinence.

Urge incontinence: Urge incontinence involves a strong, sudden need to urinate following which the bladder contracts, leading to urine leakage. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Urge incontinence is available below.

Symptoms of Urge incontinence

  • Abdominal distention or discomfort
  • Frequent urination, in the daytime and at night
  • Involuntary loss of urine
  • Sudden and urgent need to urinate (urinary urgency)
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Treatments for Urge incontinence

  • Anticholinergic agents (oxybutynin, tolterodine, enablex, sanctura, vesicare, oxytrol)
  • Antispasmodic medications (flavoxate)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (imipramine, doxepin)
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Urge incontinence: Complications

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  • Physical complications are rare. However, psychological and social problems may arise, particularly if the patient is unable to get to the bathroom when they feel the urge
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Causes of Urge incontinence

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Urge incontinence: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Urge incontinence

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as more »

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Urge incontinence: Rare Types

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Article Excerpts about Urge incontinence

Menopause and Bladder Control: NIDDK (Excerpt)

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)

Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK (Excerpt)

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)

Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

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)


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