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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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 »

How common is urinary incontinence in women?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about urinary incontinence in women. Why is urinary incontinence more prevalent in women? Why do pregnancy and menopause contribute to incontinence?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Female, unlike men, have short urethra and less effective urinary continence systems than men as a part of normal anatomy. Female normal continence is dependent on normal sphincter anatomy, normal vaginal anatomy, and pelvis muscle strength. Thus any factor causing c...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for retrograde ejaculation and male incontinence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pretty sure that I have retrograde ejaculation because when I ejaculate it does not come out at the same moment of ejaculation, but it does come out seconds later and when I urinate there is some sperm. I also have male Incontinence and bedwetting problem since I was young and I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that there is an obstruction in your prostate gland. Prostate gland store semen. That is why he wants to do this procedure. TURP stands for transurethral resection of the prostate. You must go for it. If you have further questions, do follow-up.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the urge to urinate and pass stool during shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I get out of breath easily causing pressure to urinate or pass stool, or both. This has been going on over a year I have been through every test and specialist I know of. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have incontinence to both urine and stool. This is very likely a neurogenic cause. I would like to know more details. Do you have Diabetes, spine surgery or trauma? Is there walking difficulty, numbness of limbs? Is the stool passed soft or hard? How many times d...  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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get the child evaluated physically for urinary incontinence. A 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 altered...  Read Full »

What is the cause for frequent urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I urinate a lot, almost 32 times a day. When I urinate and come back, after a while, I can feel some urine passes my urinary tract, and I have to urinate again. Can you prescribe some tablets?  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We call this as urinary incontinence in medical language. There are so many possibilities which can be responsible for this. Most probably your urinary bladder may fail to empty properly due to weakness of bladder muscle. For this condition, you have to get a USG (u...  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

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 incont...  Read Full »

When will urine incontinence after vasectomy be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing urine incontinence following a vasectomy. While my urine tests came back negative, a semen sample came back positive for a staphylococcal infection. I have been taking Bactrim for about five days. My question is this. How long should I expect it to be before m...  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Bhat

General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Urine incontinence occurs due to uninhibited contractions of urinary bladder and has nothing to do with vasectomy. These uninhibited contractions can occur due to urinary tract infections or neurological causes. In your case, no obvious infection is detected in urine. S...  Read Full »

Can uterus removal cause urinary incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from urinary incontinence at the time of sleeping. She gave birth to two babies through operation, and now they are aged 9 and 5. After which she got her uterus removed through operation. Please help us.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Urinary incontinence is a common complication after surgical removal of uterus. You should do her urine culture and sensitivity test, also blood sugar PP (postprandial). If the problem is only at night then she should stop taki...  Read Full »

How to improve the kidney function of a liver cirrhosis patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is suffering from liver cirrhosis as reported by the doctors. His kidneys are also damaged and due to constipation brain is also getting affected. Urine is not passing. He is unconscious. We tried dialysis twice but there are no signs of improvement as per the doctors here. I j...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubin Dev Sharma

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As described in the case summary, the patient's condition is critical (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Decompensated cirrhosis is an irreversible disease, and it seems the patient has all the complications of the disease. The optimum medical manageme...  Read Full »

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