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Health Tip: Concerned About Urinary Incontinence?

Health Tip: Concerned About Urinary Incontinence?

10/10/13

(HealthDay News) -- Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the flow of urine. In addition to being a medical problem, it affects a person's behavior and overall well-being.

The Urology Care Foundation says possible causes of urinary incontinence include:

  • A vaginal or urinary tract infection.
  • Constipation
  • Side effect of certain medications.
  • A post-surgical reaction.
  • Pregnancy or delivery of a child.
  • An enlarged prostate.
  • A disorder affecting the muscles, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury or stroke.
  • Diabetes.
  • Overactive bladder.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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