Urinary Incontinence

The loss of bladder control that results in leakage of urine during cough or sneeze or inability to control the urge to urinate is called urinary incontinence. Some of the common causes include old age, pregnancy, menopause, childbirth, enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, and urinary obstruction.

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What causes frequent and urgent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and my height is 6’2 feet, and I weigh 225 lbs. Currently, I am taking tablet Oxybutynin 5 mg once a day. I have been dealing with issues of frequent urination for the past seven months. The doctor told me to try behavioral changes (more bowel movements, no...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the most probable cause is overactive bladder, which causes urgency and frequency. Diagnosis can be made based on the urodynamic study. If you could do it, that will be very helpful in...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms after kidney stones are passed out?

Query: Hi doctor, After 5 mm stone passed out of the urinary system, within few days, I have symptoms of frequent urination with burning sensation while urinating and a feeling of pressure in the lower right abdominal area. The symptoms started about three weeks ago. Medications tried are tablet Levofloxa...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting. A stone passage can cause inflammation in the lower ureter and vesicoureteric junction, which can cause symptoms like frequency and urgency. However, symptoms started three weeks ago and are not gone yet. So it is unlikely for me to be related ...  Read Full »

Will kidney infection cause bladder incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks ago, I had possible sepsis due to a severe kidney infection. I have been on IV antibiotics for a week and a week on oral antibiotics. The course got completed yesterday. However, I am still constantly throwing up despite the anti-sickness pills. I can hardly eat anything, and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTIs (urinary tract infections) are common due to sexual activity or careless attitude towards hygiene. But they are usually mild and do not progress to kidney infection commonly. Antibiotics which you have taken are effective for community-acquired UTI. I would like...  Read Full »

How to treat flatulence, urinary incontinence, abdominal pain, and restlessness?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male with a height of five feet six inches. I have flatulence and urinary incontinence. Along with it, I have abdominal pain and restlessness. I am not taking any medications.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Production of gas and feeling of fullness is a normal phenomenon of the human body. One cannot shut down gas production completely as it has its own disadvantages. But gas production can be reduced to lead a comfortable life. Gas is produced b...  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 instan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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? Revert with the answers to the above questio...  Read Full »

Does hydrocephalus always require surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my mother, and she is 84 years old. She was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. We have been advised to get surgery done to fix a ventricular catheter into the cerebral ventricles to bypass the flow obstruction or malfunctioning arachnoid granulations and drain the excess flu...  Read Full »


Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your request. Yes, from the attached report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), there appears to be hydrocephalus and dilated ventricles. There are additional age-related changes. There is also an old infarct in the left occipital r...  Read Full »

I am worried about the urinary incontinence. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 76 years old. I had an open radical prostatectomy about four months back. Today, I am completely incontinent. I do not smoke or drink. I do hiking and exercise daily. I also do the Kegel exercises faithfully. I have read several ways to do them and I can locate the sphincter mus...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. Urinary incontinence is a major complication of radical prostatectomy. It happens in 90 percent of the patients. Your urinary incontinence is not related to the lake in the abdomen. Usually, urinary incontinence will be present till one y...  Read Full »

What could cause urinary incontinence with urine flow in different directions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have occasional urine incontinence. Urine flows in different directions and drops on my legs. I have persistent high pressure, weak erection and quick ejaculation. And also have difficulty concentrating on tasks for a long time.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Incontinence of urine and multiple streams with high pressure are consistent with urethral stricture. It is narrowing of the urethra causing the above mentioned symptoms. Enlarged prostate can also cause the same issue but less common with multiple streams like this. T...  Read Full »

What are the causes of frequent urination and incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago after having a couple of falls, my mother was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy by a neurologist.  Last week, she suddenly started to experience urinary incontinence. Over the past few days she has complained of the urge to pass urine quite often and sometime...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The increased frequency of urination and urinary incontinence are due to bladder overactivity. Your mother should undergo an urodynamic study to know what exactly is happening in the bladder during filling. I think she will get good benefit by taking antimuscarini...  Read Full »

My brother is unable to control his urine sometimes. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother having a problem. When he was 3 years old he underwent an operation in the bladder. I have attached all the summary for your reference. Now he is 25 years old, still, he cannot control the urine for sometimes. Could you please suggest what we can do for this? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Your brother was treated for a tethered cord with a lipoma in close proximity to the cord at the sacral region. It means that he had a fat-containing tumor in the lower end of the spinal cord....  Read Full »

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