Types of Incontinence

Fecal Incontinence

fecal incontinence

Nearly 18 million adults in the United States suffer from what is known as fecal incontinence. Also known as bowel incontinence and stool incontinence, fecal incontinence is defined as the loss of bowel control leading to the involuntary loss of fecal matter. What Causes Fecal Incontinence? Fecal Incontinence can be caused by many things, including:…


Overflow Incontinence

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What is Overflow Incontinence? Overflow incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine due to the inability to completely empty the bladder. Urine will leak even though the person does not feel the urge to use the restroom. If you have experience the sudden release of urine, issues with urine stream, a feeling of…


Urge Incontinence

urge incontinence

Urge incontinence is defined as the uncontrollable and involuntary loss of urine preceded by an unexpected urge to urinate. Urge incontinence also known as reflex incontinence, spastic bladder or overactive bladder. Urgency incontinence is a sign of an underlying medical problem, not a disease. Cause of Urge Incontinence The primary cause of urge incontinence is…


Stress Incontinence Treatment

stress incontinence treatment

Living with stress incontinence is not always easy. Simply laughing, coughing or sneezing can cause sometimes embarrassing and frustrating involuntary leakage of urine. Stress incontinence is different from other forms of the affliction because it can strike unexpectedly during simple activities. Unfortunately, most people don’t seek stress incontinence treatment for a variety of reasons. Visiting…


Urinary Incontinence

urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence, otherwise known as bladder incontinence, urine incontinence or UI, is defined as any involuntary leakage of urine. Urine incontinence can sometimes be embarrassing because it involves the partial or complete loss of bladder control. Symptoms can be as simple as mild leaking or dripping, or be as severe as uncontrollable urination. A treatable…