What is incontinence?

  • (noun): Involuntary urination or defecation.
    Synonyms: incontinency
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on incontinence:

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - Clinical Manifestations
... as the Adams triad or Hakim's triad) of urinary incontinence, gait disturbance, and dementia (commonly referred to as "wet, wobbly and wacky" or "weird walking ... Urinary incontinence appears late in the illness, and is found to be of the spastic hyperreflexic, increased-urgency type associated with decreased inhibition of bladder contractions and detrusor ... This is also known as "frontal lobe incontinence", where the patient becomes indifferent to their recurrent urinary symptoms ...
Muscarinic Antagonist - Comparison Table
... Urispas Urinary bladder antispasmodic Oxybutynin Ditropan overactive bladder urge incontinence Tiotropium Spiriva Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cyclopentolate short ... acetylcholine receptor antagonist overactive bladder (OAB) Urgency (urge incontinence) Darifenacin Enablex Selective for M3 receptors Urinary incontinence Few side ...
Fecal Incontinence - Etiology - Impaired Rectal Function
... Loss of rectal storage capacity (volume + compliance) may lead to "urge incontinence", where there is an urgent need to defecate as soon as stool enters the rectum, where normally stool would be stored ... Radiation induced incontinence Incomplete evacuation ... Encopresis (FI, especially incontinence of liquids, in children) is frequently associated with anismus ...
Biofeedback - Clinical Effectiveness - Efficacy
... failure, stroke, tinnitus, and urinary incontinence in children to this category ... arthritis, diabetes mellitus, fecal disorders in children, fecal incontinence in adults, insomnia, pediatric headache, traumatic brain injury, urinary incontinence in males, and vulvar vestibulitis (vu ... Yucha and Montgomery (2008) assigned urinary incontinence (females) to this category ...
Breath-holding Spells - Classification
... There is no "post ictal" phase (as is seen with seizures), no incontinence, and the child is fine in between spells ... The EEG is also normal, and again there is no post ictal phase, nor incontinence ... A good history including the sequence of events, lack of incontinence and no post ictal phase, help to make an accurate diagnosis ...

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