Overflow Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. Overflow incontinence is one of the types of urinary incontinence. It is more common in men with prostate gland problems, a damaged bladder, or a blocked urethra. Its symptoms and causes are also different from other types of incontinence. Your doctor will perform a diagnosis to understand the severity and the cause of the condition and accordingly prescribe a treatment. The focus is on treating the underlying problem that is causing the urine leakage.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a common problem. According to the American Urological Association, about one-third of men and women in the United States have urinary incontinence.
It is more common among women than in men. About 30 percent of females aged 30-60 are estimated to suffer from it and about 3 percent of men suffer with it.
Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence
About Overflow incontinence
Overflow incontinence is one of the types of urinary incontinence. It is very real and also distinct from stress and urge incontinence in terms of symptoms, cause and treatment.
It is more common in men with prostate gland problems, a damaged bladder, or a blocked urethra. The bladder is not able to hold urine as and/or the bladder is unable to empty it completely. This causes a small amount of urinary to leak.
Patients generally have to urinate frequently, and they may experience constant dripping of urine from the urethra if they have overflow incontinence.
What are the treatments for overflow incontinence?
If you have overflow incontinence due to a neurogenic bladder, the only proven way of treating it is using catheterization techniques to consistently empty the bladder. This will reduce the risk of infection.
Overflow Incontinence – Signs and Symptoms
Diagnosis of Overflow Incontinence
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