Urinary Incontinence

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  1. Bladder become overfilled because sensation to void is not felt by pt; detrusor muscle is underactive &/or the urethra is obstructed
    Overflow Incontinence
  2. Leakage of urine in a usually continent person r/t physical, environmental or psychological cause
    Functional Incontinence
  3. Involuntary loss of urine that occurs when the bladder cannot handle increased abdominal pressure, due to weakness of urethra & surrounding muscles.
    Stress Incontinence
  4. Loss of urine with an abrupt & strong desire to urinate. Commonly due to a sudden involuntary contraction of the detrusor muscle (it does not relax during urination).
    Urge Incontinence
  5. Result of neurologic disease with dysfunction of nerves controlling bladder.
    Reflex Incontinence
  6. Combination of stress & urge incontinence; most often seen in elderly women.
    Mixed Incontinence
  7. Related to neurologic abnormalities which cause the detrusor muscle to contract abnormally
    Total Incontinence
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Urinary Incontinence
2013-03-04 16:43:01
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