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Urinary Incontinence

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Comment from: Priscilla, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

When I drink any water, coffee, juice, anything except milk, I get urinary incontinence. I do not want drink anything when I am out from home.

Comment from: drifty, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

I have had interstitial cystitis (IC) for about 8 to 10 years. No real urinary problems until the doctor inserted a small dose of Botox into my bladder back in February 2015 to help with the IC. I've had no improvement with the IC like some folks that had the Botox injection. So now it's a year and a half since the Botox and I didn't have any incontinence problems until the Botox. My urologist doesn't understand why the Botox caused this problem. He said the Botox dose he gave me was just a small amount and would usually wear off in about 4 months. The Incontinence has been a real negative life change.

Comment from: WetJohn, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I have urinary incontinence and functional bowel incontinence. These are a result of spinal cord damage in a car accident.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology

REFERENCES:

American Urological Association Foundation.

National Institute on Aging. "Urinary Incontinence." National Institutes of Health (NIH). May 16, 2017. <http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/
urinary-incontinence>.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). "The Urologic Diseases Dictionary." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). <http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/
udictionary/>.

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). January 2014. <http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/yoururinary/>.

The Simon Foundation for Continence. "About Incontinence." <http://www.simonfoundation.org/About_Incontinence.html>.

Vasavada, Sandip P., et al. "Urinary Incontinence." Medscape. Nov. 28, 2016. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/452289-overview>.

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