stress incontinence


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Related to stress incontinence: urge incontinence, reflex incontinence

stress incontinence

n.
A sudden, involuntary release of urine caused by muscular strain accompanying laughing, sneezing, coughing, or exercise, seen primarily in older women with weakened pelvic musculature. Also called stress urinary incontinence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stress incontinence - urinary incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laughing or sneezing or lifting or straining
enuresis, urinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
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Stress incontinence This is most commonly seen in older women (especially if they've had multiple pregnancies).
The American Urological Association and the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urogenital Reconstruction have stated in their joint UDS guideline that "clinicians may perform multichannel urodynamics in patients with both symptoms and physical findings of stress incontinence who are considering invasive, potentially morbid, or irreversible treatments.
However, premenopausal patients have a higher incidence of de novo stress incontinence which affect quality of life.
The type of incontinence may differ by age; some studies suggest a higher prevalence of stress incontinence in women younger than 60 years and urge incontinence in older women.
YOUR health section article on March 28 on the causes and treatment of stress incontinence was excellent.
Three RCTs met their a priori criteria of women with pure stress incontinence or stress-predominant mixed urinary incontinence, with outcomes describing cure or improvement of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Symptoms of stress incontinence include leakage that occurs after coughing, sneezing, laughing or during exercise and is often related to weakened pelvic floor muscles.
Common types of UI are stress incontinence urge incontinence and mixed incontinence.
Objective: To evaluate the utility and efficacy of bulbar urethera sling in the management of sphincter insufficiency that usually occurs after prostate surgery or posterior urethral injuries and may lead to moderate to severe stress incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is very common in women, the most common forms are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
For stress incontinence, bulking agents may be administered via injection into tissues around the urethra, which thickens the tissues and helps narrow the bladder opening.