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Stress incontinence: Introduction

Stress incontinence: The occurrence of incontinence when the bladder is under stress. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Stress incontinence, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Stress incontinence:

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Stress incontinence: Symptom Checker

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Stress incontinence Treatments

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Stories from Users for Stress incontinence

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Stress incontinence: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Stress incontinence

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Misdiagnosis and Stress incontinence

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from more »

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 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 Alzheimer's disease, it can 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 more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked throughout childhood. There 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. more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or 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 overactive bladder or other causes of pelvic more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Stress incontinence

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Stress incontinence: Related Rare Diseases

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Stress incontinence: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Stress incontinence

If coughing, laughing, sneezing, or other movements that put pressure on the bladder cause you to leak urine, you may have stress incontinence. Physical changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are common events that cause stress incontinence. It is the most common form of incontinence in women and is treatable. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK)

Stress incontinence happens when urine leaks during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, or other body movements that put pressure on the bladder. It is the most common type of incontinence and can almost always be cured. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

If coughing, laughing, sneezing, or other movements that put pressure on the bladder cause you to leak urine... (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK)

Stress incontinence happens when urine leaks during exercise,... (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Stress incontinence:

The involuntary discharge of urine as a result of anatomic displacement which exerts an opening pull on the bladder orifice. It often occurs during coughing or other forceful stresses. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
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Detailed list of causes of Stress incontinence

The list below shows some of the causes of Stress incontinence mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Stress incontinence?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Stress incontinence. Of the 10 causes of Stress incontinence that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Stress incontinence:

The following list of conditions have 'Stress 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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Causes of Stress incontinence Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Stress incontinence based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Classifications of Stress incontinence:

    Medical Conditions associated with Stress incontinence:

    Urinary incontinence (289 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Urinary problems (1033 causes), Incontinence (359 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Incontinence symptoms (331 causes), Urination symptoms (1228 causes), Urinary system symptoms (1228 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Urinary difficulty (648 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes)

    Symptoms related to Stress incontinence:

    Urinary incontinence (289 causes), Fecal incontinence (135 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Urination symptoms (1228 causes), Urinary dribbling (30 causes), Cystocele, Menopause (18 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Stress incontinence

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