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Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence may be caused by a urinary tract infection, constipation, overhydration, dehydration, and certain medications.

List of causes of Urinary Incontinence

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Urinary Incontinence) that could possibly cause Urinary Incontinence includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Urinary incontinence

Causes of Urinary Incontinence (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Urinary Incontinence that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Urinary Incontinence Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Urinary Incontinence:

Urinary Incontinence Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Urinary Incontinence: At least twice as common in women as men; perhaps as much as women 9:1 men....more »

Urinary Incontinence: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Urinary Incontinence, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Urinary Incontinence:

Urinary Incontinence: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Urinary Incontinence: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Urinary Incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence - incontinence when you cough, sneeze or exert; due to weakness of pelvic floor muscles from exercise or physical exertion
  • Urge incontinence - bladder emptying on its own; leakage with a sudden urge to urinate.
  • Functional incontinence - problems with the functional or physical ability to get to the bathroom in time.
  • Overflow incontinence - loss of the ability to sense when you need to urinate.
  • Mixed incontinence - various combinations; especially combined urge and stress incontinence
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Urinary Incontinence: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Urinary Incontinence as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Urinary Incontinence as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Urinary Incontinence. Our database lists the following as having Urinary Incontinence as a complication of that condition:

Urinary Incontinence as a symptom:

Conditions listing Urinary Incontinence as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Urinary Incontinence. Our database lists the following as having Urinary Incontinence as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Urinary Incontinence:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Urinary Incontinence as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Urinary Incontinence:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Urinary Incontinence as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Methyldopa and phenoxybenzamine interaction
  • Aldomet and phenoxybenzamine interaction
  • Amodopa and phenoxybenzamine interaction
  • Methyldopa and Phenoxybenazmine interaction
  • more interactions...»

What causes Urinary Incontinence?

Article excerpts about the causes of Urinary Incontinence:

Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Incontinence in women usually occurs because of problems with muscles that help to hold or release urine. The body stores urine--water and wastes removed by the kidneys--in the bladder, a balloon-like organ. The bladder connects to the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body.

During urination, muscles in the wall of the bladder contract, forcing urine out of the bladder and into the urethra. At the same time, sphincter muscles surrounding the urethra relax, letting urine pass out of the body (see figure 1). Incontinence will occur if your bladder muscles suddenly contract or muscles surrounding the urethra suddenly relax. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK)

Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Experts do not know what causes nighttime incontinence. Young people who experience nighttime wetting tend to be physically and emotionally normal. Most cases probably result from a mix of factors including slower physical development, an overproduction of urine at night, a lack of ability to recognize bladder filling when asleep, and, in some cases, anxiety. For many, there is a strong family history of bedwetting, suggesting an inherited factor. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK)

Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Daytime incontinence that is not associated with urinary infection or anatomic abnormalities is less common than nighttime incontinence and tends to disappear much earlier than the nighttime versions. One possible cause of daytime incontinence is an overactive bladder. Many children with daytime incontinence have abnormal voiding habits, the most common being infrequent voiding. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK)

Your Medicines and Bladder Control: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Drinking alcohol can also cause these nerves to fail.

Water pills (diuretics) take fluid from swollen areas of your body and send it to the bladder. This may cause the bladder to leak because it fills more quickly than usual. Caffeine drinks such as coffee and cola have the same effect. Some foods such as chocolate also can cause bladder problems. (Source: excerpt from Your Medicines and Bladder Control: NIDDK)

Medical news summaries relating to Urinary Incontinence:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Urinary Incontinence:

Related information on causes of Urinary Incontinence:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Urinary Incontinence may be found in:

 

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