overflow incontinence


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Noun1.overflow incontinence - urinary incontinence that occurs when the bladder is so full that it continually leaks urine; often attributable to a blocked urethra (e.g., due to prostate enlargement) or weak bladder muscles or nerve damage
enuresis, urinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
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* Overflow incontinence results from a bladder that doesn't completely empty and then leaks small amounts of urine later.
They include decreased internal bladder sphincter tone due to alfa 1 adrenergic blockade (4), reduced dopamine transmission in the basal ganglia (5), urinary retention and subsequent overflow incontinence due to antimuscarinic properties of antipsychotics (6) and blockade of pudendal reflexes via antagonism of 5-HT2 or 3 (7) and the activation of neuronal 5 HT4 receptors in the detrusor muscle (8).
In fact, a variety of treatment options are available for incontinence conditions, depending on which type of incontinence is diagnosed: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence or mixed incontinence.
Intermittent catheterisation is appropriate for those with urinary retention accompanied by overflow incontinence, where the person themselves or caregivers can be trained in the technique.
Patients are usually referred for selfintermittent catheterisation to control the leakage of urine in overflow incontinence when the bladder residual is more than 80 ml.
Constipation and fecal impaction may impair bladder emptying and lead to urinary retention and overflow incontinence since the bladder is limited in the space to expand.
Women can also suffer from stress and overflow incontinence, said Dr.
Abdominal examination is performed to detect a distended bladder with overflow incontinence.
There are four common types of incontinence: urge incontinence, overflow incontinence, stress incontinence, and functional incontinence.
Overflow incontinence caused by BPH may be treated with alpha-blockers, which work to relax the bladder neck muscles and fibers in the prostate to ease urination.
D., at the age of 07 years, presented with haematuria, frequency, difficulty in voiding, and overflow incontinence. Three weeks prior to admission, he experienced dribbling and difficult urination.