urge incontinence


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Related to urge incontinence: overflow incontinence, stress incontinence, reflex incontinence, functional incontinence

urge incontinence

n.
Leakage of urine from the bladder that accompanies an insistent need to urinate. Also called urgency incontinence.
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Noun1.urge incontinence - urinary incontinence that is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle resulting in an urgent need to urinate accompanied by a sudden loss of urine; most common in people over 60 years of age
enuresis, urinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
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Urge incontinence is characterized by the constant urge to use the bathroom.
This type is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
Urge incontinence typically is accompanied by urgency.
All female patients 18 or older suffering from urinary incontinence (stress incontinence, urge incontinence or mixed incontinence) at 2 different incontinence clinics were included.
Female urge incontinence is probably one of the biggest health problems in the elderly.
Urinary incontinence is very common in women, the most common forms are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
He explained that the device, which has a lifespan of between five-eight years, is implanted through a procedure known as the sacral nerve stimulation - a minimally invasive procedure to treat urge incontinence, overactive bladder, urinary retention or interstitial cystitis.
They share stories from incontinent women and provide information on organ prolapse and pelvic pain and sexual issues that can accompany incontinence, as well as treatment plans for stress and urge incontinence, and their causes, home programs, specific exercises, the benefits of Pilates, links to depression, and how to find a professional.
A similar reflex occurs when, during normal micturition, urine enters the bladder outlet and upper urethra: sensory signals from these areas trigger the reflex arc that stimulates further detrusor contraction, making voiding more forceful, (13) an unhelpful reflex in the presence of stress or urge incontinence.
From early to late perimenopause genuine stress incontinence decreases, but urge incontinence is unchanged.
There are several kinds of urinary incontinence, including stress and urge incontinence.
Urge incontinence is characterized by development of sudden sensations to urinate, often caused by overactivity of the muscles of the wall of the bladder.