urge incontinence

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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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That's called urgency incontinence or an overactive bladder.
Patients requesting treatment had to have at least two urgency incontinence episodes in a 3-day diary, at least 12 weeks since their last treatment, and their postvoid residual had to be less than 200 cc," said Dr.
Storage symptoms, formerly known as irritative symptoms, include frequency, urgency, nocturia, and urgency incontinence.
Urgency incontinence comes from a bladder contraction, occurring at unwelcome times and is described as the leakage of urine, accompanied by a sensation of the need to urinate - or the impending sense that a large leak is going to happen.
OAB is defined as urinary urgency, with or without urgency incontinence, usually with increased daytime frequency and nocturia (waking up at night one or more times to empty the bladder).