The good news about urinary incontinence is that it can often be treated. You don’t have to assume it’s a problem you simply have to “live with” because there’s nothing to be done.
If you are experiencing urine leakage or if you are consistently getting up more than twice a night to urinate, you should make an appointment with Collin County Urology. Call today: 972-403-5425. Bring a list of all the medications you take, as some may actually contribute to incontinence problems.
There are several types of urinary incontinence, and some people have more than one:
- A sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate, not related to how much urine is in your bladder
- Also known as “overactive bladder”
- Usually caused by inappropriate contractions of the bladder caused by disruption of the signal between your brain and your bladder
- Often triggered by environmental cues, such as running water or arriving home
- Urgency, frequency and frequent nighttime urination are common if you have this form of bladder control problem.
- Common in both men and women
- Occurs when you do anything that strains muscles around the bladder
- Leakage can occur when you laugh, cough, sneeze, bend down, jump or exercise.
- Usually caused by weakness or injury to the muscles of the pelvis or the sphincter
- Common result of pregnancy, childbirth and menopause
- Most common in women
- Mixture of stress and urge incontinence
- Occurs when you retain urine in your bladder
- Can be a result of weak muscle tone or a blockage below your bladder
- Dribbling, urgency, hesitancy, low-force stream, needing to strain and urinating only a small amount but still feeling urgency are common if you have this form of bladder control problem.
- Most common in men
- A problem affecting one or more nerves
- The detrusor muscle over contracts.
- The interior sphincter lacks the tension to hold in urine.
- Abnormal internal connections can cause incontinence.
- Can occur between organs or structures such as the bladder, ureters or urethra
- Can occur after injury to your pelvis or as a complication of surgery
- A problem you can be born with
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