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Is overflow urinary incontinence serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Overflow urinary incontinence itself is not usually serious, but it is can be a symptom of another underlying condition, which can be serious. Normally, the cause may be a less serious issue, such as constipation, a urinary tract infection, or prostate problems. In other cases, it can be a symptom of nerve damage or diabetes.

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