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Stress incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) occurs because of weak pelvic floor muscles and/or a deficient urethral sphincter, causing the bladder to leak during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, or any body movement which puts pressure on the bladder. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with stress urinary incontinence.

embarressment

smory
  • By smory · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • hi everybody in thesame boat! i suffer from incontinence and i know that wearing a nappie is the only option. how can i deal with the embarressment? waiting to hear your ideas ...

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Urgency incontinence / overactive bladder

Urgency urinary incontinence / overactive bladder is the urgent need to pass urine and the inability to get to a toilet in time. This occurs when nerve passages along the pathway from the bladder to the brain are damaged, causing a sudden bladder contraction that cannot be consciously inhibited. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with urgency urinary incontinence / overactive bladder.

Excessive urine output/ polyuria?

pyrohy
  • By pyrohy · Posted March 23, 2014
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  • So I am fairly certain I suffer from overactive bladder. I'm 24 years old, female, and I've been suffering from frequency/urge incontinence for almost 2 years. My urologist appointment isn't for another ...

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Mixed incontinence

Mixed incontinence is very common and occurs when symptoms of both stress and urgency types of incontinence are present. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with mixed incontinence.

What would happen at a doctors visit for incontinence?

CarlaFeatley
  • By CarlaFeatley · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi, my condition is daytime urge incontinence and bedwetting. I have scoured the Internet for help and have cut out cola altogether and cut right back on coffee which have changed the amount and frequency ...

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Chronic retention of urine

Chronic retention of urine refers to leakage that occurs when the quantity of urine produced exceeds the bladder's holding capacity. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with this condition.

Camping/Outdoor Pursuits with Self Cathing?

mlt
  • By mlt · New reply November 21, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • I work in extreme outdoor conditions and have recently begun self cathing multiple times a day. I'm having a difficult time imaging being out in below freezing temps for weeks at a time without running ...

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Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control the passage or loss of gas, liquid and/or solid stool. This condition can vary from being partial, in which a person loses only a small amount of liquid waste, to complete, in which the entire solid bowel movement cannot be controlled. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with fecal incontinence.

Not sure where to start

kathie66
  • By kathie66 · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I had back surgery 7 years ago and am not sure if maybe some nerves were maybe nicked but my urinary incontinence problem got worse and worse to the point that I ended up with an ostomy. For the last ...

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Bedwetting / Nocturnal enuresis

Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is the involuntary voiding of urine during sleep. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with this condition.

buy diapers

billygamer
  • By billygamer · New reply March 10, 2014
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  • hello how can i buy diapers without being embarrassed ...

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Nocturia

Nocturia is defined as being awakened at night one or more times in order to pass urine. This can occur at any age, although it is less frequent in the age range below 60 years, and becomes more common as the person becomes older. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with nocturia.

nighttime diapers and neobladder

BOGO
  • By BOGO · New reply January 19, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • with my new ( 60 days old ) neobladder I am averaging 2 to 2-1/2 hours between having to go pee. At night I have to set my alarm clock and get up at these incremental times to relieve my neobladder so ...

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Neurological diseases and incontinence

A variety of neurological diseases and disorders can cause problems with bladder control, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, spina bifida, and hydrocephalus (abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain). There are also some individuals who do not have a neurological disease/injury but cannot empty their bladder or experience leakage due to abnormal nerve signals to the bladder. This is known as a neurogenic bladder. Find information and get support here if you or someone you care for are dealing with incontinence related to a neurological disease.

Interstim Infection & Top Pediatric Urologists

klr9
  • By klr9 · New reply January 27, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hello, I am writing to see if anyone has any great advice for me for my 7 year old daughter. Last year she had a surgery to de-tether her spinal cord, due to tethered spinal cord syndrome. This did not ...

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Cancer and incontinence

Find information and get support for incontinence related to cancer.

Dominick

BARCLAYS
  • By BARCLAYS · New reply May 31, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I had prostate cancer and had robotic surgery 9/15/2010. Since this time I have been incontinent going thru 3 pads a day with one depend diaper. I am currently seeking advice of anyone who has had the ...

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Caregivers, family and friends

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Bladder Irritants & the Holidays

NAFCmemberservices
  • By NAFCmemberservices · Posted November 5, 2012
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  • October's article on food and drink that irritate the bladder and how to manage the cravings during the holidays: http://www.nafc.org/library/articles/bla dder-irritants-in-your-diet ...

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Free Fall Prevention Video Chat Going on Now

NAFCmemberservices
  • By NAFCmemberservices · Posted November 13, 2012
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  • Log on to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyXeOl-VS Z4 to post comments and questions to Dr. Alayne Markland, geriatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Aging. This is a ...

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Health Insurance

lMarial
  • By lMarial · Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Does anyone know any Health Insurances that cover Urodynamic Testing? I've been trying to look some up and can't find any. Thanks ...

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