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Bladder Control

Bladder control problems are also known as urinary incontinence. There is a loss of bladder control caused due to problems in the muscles and nerves that hold urine in the bladder. There is leakage of urine during normal daily activities, bedwetting, and sudden urge to urinate. The common causes are pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, enlarged prostate, obstruction, and overweight. Doing pelvic floor exercises and wearing absorbent undergarments helps a lot. Bladder retraining also helps in improving the time to hold urine.

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I have poor bladder control and also suffering from frequent urination. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from poor bladder control for the past few years. I have to go to the bathroom frequently, and if I do not get to the toilet in time, I might wet my pants a little. Most of the time, there is good stream urine. There is no pain, and I do not have to strain, but the...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you have a long history of frequent urination, we need to investigate the cause of the problem. Your bladder is contracting more than usual; hence you have increased frequency; this is called overactive bladder. The most common causes for this problem are bladder i...  Read Full »

Why do I have a problem controlling urine and motion after a radical nephrotomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a right radical nephrectomy two years back due to RCC but, after that (within three to four days) I started having a problem in controlling urine and motion, that is, I cannot wait. I always have an emergency. What is the reason? In which part of my body does the problem ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you consulted your urologist for this problem? If there is no surgical complication, you can undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lumbosacral spine to look for any local cause. Do you have any weakness in your legs? Any sweating disturbances in the legs? Any ...  Read Full »

What to do for urinary incontinence in a 11-year-old girl?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11-year-old daughter has been unable to tell when she has to urinate until she starts to urinate. Before, she was able to stop and run to the bathroom. However, in the past couple of weeks, she has been unable to stop herself and keeps urinating. Her mother and I just found it out...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please get the child evaluated physically for urinary incontinence. A n USG (ultrasound) abdomen may be required along with urine routine and microscopy. If all reports are normal, fluid intake and urine output dairy may need to be maintained to see what can be alter...  Read Full »

Had surgery for fractured femur and experiencing involuntary urination. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 88 years old. She had undergone surgery for the fractured femur thigh bone. Now, she is experiencing high involuntary urination for the past two days. She is on bed rest now, and any movement in the body or legs results in urine discharge. Currently, she is taking Thyronorm 7...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has temporary urinary problems which are reasonably common at her age following any major surgery with immobilization. I would like to know whether she passes urine usually ...  Read Full »

How to improve life with paralysis post-transverse myelitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I am suffering from transverse myelitis from the last one year. My total body was paralyzed. Now, some hand movements are possible. I eat by myself. But, I cannot stand and cannot get up from the bed. Please give me some suggestions to lead a better life.  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Transverse myelitis is a slowly recovering condition. I suggest the below treatment plan: Please make sure that you are taking daily physiotherapy regularly at least thrice a day. Also, bladder training is required. The daily protein intake should be high. Do not l...  Read Full »

How to undergo flexible cystoscopy with poor bladder control?

Query: Hi doctor, My doctor wants to perform a flexible cystoscopy in his office to investigate hematuria. I have no bladder control due to a spinal injury; it voids spontaneously at low volume and low pressure. I am worried I will leak around the scope when they fill. I am sure they have dealt with this b...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please be assured that if done properly, a flexible cystoscopy will not cause you any problems. It is a routine office procedure done day in and day out. As far as leaking around the scope, it generally does not happen because the doctor perf...  Read Full »

How do you stop urinary bladder leakage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I am facing an issue with my urinary bladder. Most of the times I find my underwear wet with water or urine and not with white discharge. I feel my urine gets leaked. It is not that I tend to hold onto my urine for long. Whenever I feel like urinating, I instant...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please provide more history? How long have you been having this issue now? Do you have pain with urination? How many kids to you have and were they relieved vaginally? Did you have any bladder or cervical procedure?   Read Full »

Why is there poor bladder control even after ureter lengthening surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have poor bladder control for about fourteen years. I underwent bladder surgery to lengthen ureters at the age of five. Medication for bladder spasms taken as needed. I have frequent bladder infections and poor bladder control when laughing or moving. Sometimes it is impossible to c...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhadeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand it must be really distressing for you. You have regular cystitis, and incontinence. You also have a history of bladder surgery in the past. Incontinence (poor bladder control) can be due to a lot of causes: neuropathy, stress incontinence, urge incontine...  Read Full »

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