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Incontinence (cont.)

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stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overactive bladder, mixed incontinence, overflow incontinence, reflex incontinence, Foley catheter, indwelling urethral catheter, urethral catheterization, suprapubic catheter, suprapubic catheterization, intermittent catheterization, urethral occlusive devices, urethral plugs, pads, absorbent undergarments, underpads, pant liners, shields, guards, adult diapers, briefs, washable pants, disposable pad systems, incontinence, urinary incontinence, functional incontinence, mixed incontinence, decompensated bladder, detrusor instability, urinary tract infections, UTI, cystometry, cystogram, urodynamics, uroflow, uroflowmetry, Q-tip test, voiding diary, pad test, bladder control problems, bedwetting, detrusor overactivity, dribbling, enuresis, incontinent, neuropathic incontinence, fistula, traumatic incontinence, congenital incontinence, obstruction to urine flow, dribbling incontinence, involuntary loss of urine, Kegel exercises, leaking urine, micturition, peeing in pants, urinary tract, urination, urine leak, wetting pants, prostate disease, urinary tract infection, impacted stool, bladder disease, bedwetting, bed wetting, nocturnal enuresis, augmentation cystoplasty, stimulants, fluid restriction, Kegel exercises, Kegel's exercises, vaginal weights, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, bladder training, bladder retraining, bladder re-education, urinary frequency, pelvic muscle exercises, pelvic floor muscle exercises, levator ani, urinary sphincter, nighttime incontinence, nocturia, nighttime frequency

Author and Editor

Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor

Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD


American Urological Association Foundation.

National Institute on Aging. "Urinary Incontinence." National Institutes of Health (NIH). 28 Oct. 2011. <>.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). "The Urologic Diseases Dictionary." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). 9 Sept. 2010. <>.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). "Your Urinary System and How It Works." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). 9 Sept. 2010. <>.

The Simon Foundation for Continence. "About Incontinence." 29 May 2011. <>.

Vasavada, Sandip P., et al. "Urinary Incontinence." eMedicine. 5 Apr. 2012. <>.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Raymond Rackley, MD, Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU; Co-Section Head, Section of Voiding Dysfunction and Female Urology, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; George Lazarou, MD, FACOG, Director, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Jack D Weiler Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Coauthor(s): Sandip P Vasavada, MD, Co-Head, Section of Female Urology, Joint Appointment, Urological Institute and Department of Gynecology, Co-Director, Center for Pelvic Neuromodulation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Jessica B Johnson, Medical Writer,, Inc. Editors: Stanley A Brosman, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Urology, University of California at Los Angeles Medical School; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor,, Inc; Richard A Santucci, MD, FACS, Chief of Urology, Detroit Receiving Hospital; Chief of Urologic Trauma Surgery, Sinai Grace Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS, Director, Center for Urologic Laparoscopy and Endourology, Associate Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University.

Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2012

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