What causes functional urinary incontinence?

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Functional urinary incontinence can be caused by a variety of mental or physical impediments. It is generally caused by an inability to get to the toilet on time, but sometimes may be caused by a refusal to go. A stroke may limit a person's mobility and make it difficult to get to the toilet on time. In rare cases, it's possible for a person to become very depressed and choose not to use the bathroom.

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