Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence).

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New Developments for Treating Incontinence
... What is incontinence? Incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine or stool. Current figures indicate that 20 million Americans suffer with involuntary loss of bladder control (urinar...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Advancements in the Treatment of Urological Diseases
... Urology: A historical perspectiveIn the late 19th century, medical specialists were considered "quacks." Reputable physicians were "generalists" who possessed a broad range of medi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Incontinence Articles

  • Bladder Control for Women
    ... Women of all ages have bladder control problems. Some younger women find they can't hold their urine after having a baby. Others have problems when they stop having periods. Many women over the ag...
  • Daily Bladder Diary
    ... The following links are to pages that you can print out on your printer so that you have copies of the bladder diary. If you have Adobe®'s Acrobat Reader Software, you might prefer looking at...
  • Exercising Your Pelvic Muscles
    ... Life's events can weaken pelvic muscles. Pregnancy, childbirth, and being overweight can do it. Luckily, when these muscles get weak, you can help make them strong again. Pelvic floor muscles are ...
  • Fecal Incontinence
    ... Anatomy of the rectum and anus. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you can get to a toile...
  • Incontinence Can Be Controlled
    ... by Carolyn J. Strange No one wants to talk about it. Patients don't bring it up. Physicians don't ask. Meanwhile, millions suffer in silence as urinary incontinence erodes their quality of lif...
  • Menopause and Bladder Control
    ... Yes. Some women have bladder control problems after they stop having periods (menopause or change of life). If you are going through menopause, talk to your health care team. After your periods end, y...
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Bladder Control
    ... Yes. But don't panic. If you lose bladder control after childbirth, the problem often goes away by itself. Your muscles may just need time to recover. If you still have a problem after 6 weeks, ta...
  • Preguntas Frecuentes acerca de la Incontinencia Urinaria
    ... Si usted no es capaz de contenerse para orinar hasta llegar a un baño, entonces padece lo que se denomina incontinencia urinaria (también llamado pérdida de control de la vejiga). El control de la vej...
  • Talking to Your Health Care Team About Bladder Control
    ... You may feel embarrassed to talk about such a personal thing. Or, like many women, you may feel ashamed about loss of bladder control. But when you learn it's a medical problem, you know it's ...
  • Urinary Incontinence -- Frequently Asked Questions
    ... When you are not able to hold your urine until you can get to a bathroom, you have what's called urinary incontinence (also called loss of bladder control). In contrast, bladder control means you ...

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