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Incontinence

Urge incontinence

04/28/2000

Question:

What causes urge incontinence and are there any treatments other than the new drugs that are now advertised on tv?

Answer:

Urge incontinence can have many causes including bladder relaxation or changes in nerve control of the bladder often due to ageing. Other causes can be related to bladder infections. A physcician should be consulted who can properly evaluate the patient so that appropriate treatment (medication or surgery) can be carried out.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University