- Q What is the symptom of stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?
The main symptom of stress urinary incontinence is an uncontrollable bladder that leads to unwanted urination. In many cases, this can be a minor dribble. In some cases, the leak may seep through clothing on a regular basis. Full Answer
- Q How should I deal with nighttime incontinence?
Shelley Peterman Schwarz, NeurologyIf nighttime incontinence creates occasional problems, buy a plastic mattress cover at a discount store or a waterproof pad at a store where cribs or baby products are sold. The waterproof pad is a flat piece of flannel-like material that sits on the... Full Answer
- Q How does constipation contribute to urinary incontinence?
Dr. Jill Rabin, Obstetrics & GynecologyThink about the amount of pressure you put on your bladder when you strain and push to have a bowel movement. Preventing constipation by eating high-fiber foods and drinking plenty of water may help prevent incontinence. In a study of a group of women... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my stress urinary incontinence (SUI) on a daily basis?
Daily treatment for stress urinary incontinence should focus on treating the causes of the incontinence, which can help to reduce or eliminate accidents. Talk to your doctor about specific treatments or lifestyle changes that may help you manage your... Full Answer
- Q How should I prepare for appointment to diagnose my urinary incontinence?
When you make the appointment, ask the doctor or nurse about any restrictions you might have before the appointment. Bring a journal that has detailed your incontinent incidents, as well as symptoms - even if they seem unrelated. Urinary incontinence is... Full Answer