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  1. Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence
    Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. It can range from an occasional leakage of urine, to a complete inability to hold any urine. The three main types of urinary incont...
  2. Urinary incontinence - collagen implants Urinary incontinence - collagen implants
    Collagen implants are injections done to help control urine leakage that is caused by weak sphincters. Sphincters are muscles that allow your body to hold in urine. If your sphincter muscles stop working well you will have urine leakage. See also: Urinary incontinence Description Collagen is a str...
  3. Urinary incontinence - retropubic suspension Urinary incontinence - retropubic suspension
    Retropubic suspension is surgery to help control stress incontinence, urine leakage that can happen when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift things, or exercise. The surgery helps close your urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside) and the bladder neck (the part of the bladde...
  4. Urinary incontinence - tension-free vaginal tape Urinary incontinence - tension-free vaginal tape
    Placement of tension-free vaginal tape is a procedure to help control stress incontinence, urine leakage that can happen when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift things, or exercise. The procedure helps close your urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside) and the bladder neck ...
  5. Urinary incontinence - vaginal sling procedures Urinary incontinence - vaginal sling procedures
    Vaginal sling procedures help control stress incontinence, urine leakage that can happen when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift things, or exercise. They help close your urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside) and the bladder neck (the part of the bladder that connects to ...
  6. Urinary incontinence - what to ask your doctor Urinary incontinence - what to ask your doctor
    You have urinary incontinence and are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. Urinary incontinence may occur as we age or after a surgery or childbirth. You can do many things to help keep urinary incontinence from affect...
  7. Urinary incontinence products Urinary incontinence products
    A wide variety of products are available for managing the leakage of urine associated with urinary incontinence. Your choice of a specific product depends on several factors, including: Amount of urine loss Comfort Cost Durability Ease of use Odor control ability Pattern of urine loss INSERTS AND ...
  8. Urinary incontinence products - self-care Urinary incontinence products - self-care
    If you have problems with urinary incontinence (leakage), wearing special products will keep you dry and help you avoid embarrassing situations. Choosing the Right Product First, talk with your doctor to make sure of the cause of your leakage cannot be treated. If you have urine leakage, you can b...
  9. Urinary incontinence surgery - female - discharge Urinary incontinence surgery - female - discharge
    Stress incontinence is a leakage of urine that happens when you are active or when there is pressure on your pelvic area. Walking or doing other exercise, lifting, coughing, sneezing, and laughing can all cause stress incontinence. You had surgery to correct this problem. Your doctor operated on the...
  10. Urinary tract infection - adults Urinary tract infection - adults
    A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections have different names, depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected. Bladder -- an infection in the bladder is also called cystitis or a bladder infection Kidneys...
  11. Urinary tract infection - children Urinary tract infection - children
    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. This article discusses UTIs in children. The urinary tract includes the: Bladder Kidneys Ureters -- the tubes that take urine from each kidney to the bladder Urethra -- the tube that empties urine from the bladder to the...
  12. Urination - bed wetting Urination - bed wetting
    Bed wetting (or enuresis) is when children wet the bed more than twice per month after age 5 or 6. Considerations Children develop complete control over their bladder at different ages. Nighttime dryness is usually the last stage of toilet learning. Most children who haven't achieved bladder contro...
  13. Urination - difficulty with flow Urination - difficulty with flow
    Difficulty starting or maintaining a urinary stream is called urinary hesitancy. Considerations Urinary hesitancy affects people of all ages and occurs in both sexes, but it is most common in older men with enlarged prostate glands. Urinary hesitancy usually comes on gradually. It sometimes goes un...
  14. Urination - excessive at night Urination - excessive at night
    Excessive urination at night is a condition in which you wake up several times during the night to urinate. Waking up several times a night to urinate is called nocturia. Considerations Normally, urine decreases in amount and become more concentrated at night. That means, most people can slee...
  15. Urination - excessive volume Urination - excessive volume
    Excessive volume of urination means that you release abnormally large amounts of urine each day. The medical term for this condition is polyuria.  Considerations An excessive volume of urination for an adult is more than 2.5 liters of urine per day. Polyuria is a fairly common symptom, whi...