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Do you know what is Overflow incontinence?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 12, 2017

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When you have no urge to urinate but you involuntary release the urine then this can cause embarrassment and problem to your social life. Why does this happen? Is there a scientific/medical reason behind it? Let us walk you through it.

This condition is known as Overflow Incontinence, it happens due to a weak bladder muscle or any blockage in the urinary system.

Symptoms of overflow incontinence

Symptoms include:

  • Difficulty urinating even while feeling the urge to urinate.
  • Leakage of urine.
  • The unexpected involuntary release of urine.
  • A feeling of fullness in the bladder even after urination.
  • Urine stream that stops and restarts during urination.

What causes overflow incontinence?

Overflow incontinence can occur both in men and women and the possible causes of it are:

  • Certain medicines and drugs
  • Certain health problems related to nerves such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis.
  • Certain blockage in the urinary tract such as bladder stone or a urinary tract tumor
  • Loss of control or weakness in the muscle that expels urine from the bladder.
  • Old age.

Treatments

  • A catheter
  • Medication
  • Surgery
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