Urinary incontinence

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Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any uncontrolled leakage of urine.wikipedia
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Nocturnal enuresis

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The term enuresis is often used to refer to urinary incontinence primarily in children, such as nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).
Nocturnal enuresis, also called bedwetting, is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually begins.

Overactive bladder

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If there is loss of bladder control then it is known as urge incontinence.

Overflow incontinence

Overflow incontinence is a form of urinary incontinence, characterized by the involuntary release of urine from an overfull urinary bladder, often in the absence of any urge to urinate.

Functional incontinence

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Functional incontinence is a form of urinary incontinence in which a person is usually aware of the need to urinate, but for one or more physical or mental reasons they are unable to get to a bathroom.


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The term enuresis is often used to refer to urinary incontinence primarily in children, such as nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).
Involuntary urination is also known as urinary incontinence.

Urinary urgency

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It is often, though not necessarily, associated with urinary incontinence, polyuria, nocturia, and interstitial cystitis.

Athletic incontinence

Athletic incontinence (athletic leakage, athletic leaks, exercise-induced urinary incontinence) is the specific form of urinary incontinence that results from engaging in high-impact or strenuous activities.

Spinal cord injury

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Depending on the location and severity of damage, the symptoms vary, from numbness to paralysis to incontinence.


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Both women and men can become incontinent from neurologic injury, congenital defects, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and physical problems associated with aging.
Long-term complications may include pneumonia or loss of bladder control.

Frequent urination

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It is often, though not necessarily, associated with urinary incontinence and polyuria (large total volume of urine).

Parkinson's disease

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Alterations in the autonomic nervous system can lead to orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure upon standing), oily skin and excessive sweating, urinary incontinence, and altered sexual function.


Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any uncontrolled leakage of urine.

Urinary retention

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When of gradual onset, symptoms may include loss of bladder control, mild lower abdominal pain, and a weak urine stream.

Urethral hypermobility

Urologic causes can be classified as either bladder or urethral dysfunction and may include detrusor overactivity, poor bladder compliance, urethral hypermobility, or intrinsic sphincter deficiency.
A weakened pelvic floor muscle fails to adequately close the urethra and hence can cause stress urinary incontinence.

Obstetric fistula

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It can result in incontinence of urine or feces.


Procedures using rigid instrumentation often result in urinary incontinence and leakage from idiopathic causes to urethral damage.

Urinary bladder

The body stores urine — water and wastes removed by the kidneys — in the urinary bladder, a balloon-like organ.
Problems with these sphincters can lead to incontinence.

Bladder training

Treatments include pelvic floor muscle training, bladder training, surgery, and electrical stimulation.
It is used as a first line treatment of overactive bladder on mixed urinary incontinence.

Coital incontinence

Coital incontinence (CI) is urinary leakage that occurs during either penetration or orgasm and can occur with a sexual partner or with masturbation.

Ectopic ureter

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It can be associated with renal dysplasia, frequent urinary tract infections, and urinary incontinence (usually continuous drip incontinence).

Urodynamic testing

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An overactive detrusor can be associated with urge incontinence.

Stress incontinence

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A 2013 randomized controlled trial found no benefit of adding biofeedback to pelvic floor muscle exercise in stress urinary incontinence, but observing improvements in both groups.
Stress incontinence, also known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or effort incontinence is a form of urinary incontinence.


Climacturia is urinary incontinence at the moment of sexual climax (orgasm).


A number of medications exist to treat urinary incontinence including: fesoterodine, tolterodine and oxybutynin.
Tolterodine, sold under the brand names Detrol among others, is medication used to treat frequent urination, urinary incontinence, or urinary urgency.

Levator ani

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A strong pubococcygeus muscle has also been linked to a reduction in urinary incontinence and proper positioning of the baby's head during childbirth.