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What causes urinary incontinence?

So i held my pee for 5 hours ,drank two water bottles,a soda,and once i went on the toilet and thought i was done,making sure i pushed down and more pee came out in the toilet and my bladder had felt completely empty! Then when i put my underwear on and pushed down to make sure no more would come out , a big spurt came out! Please help! My bladder normally doesn t do this! By the way i am a girl and 13 years old.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Urinary incontinence is common among women after 50 and usually is caused by urinary infections or weakened pelvic floor. This is also a common and often embarrassing problem.

If overreactive or incontinent bladder affects your daily activities, don't hesitate to see your doctor. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort.

It is treated with specific medications, pelvic floor muscles exercises, electric stimulation of behavioural treatment and in most cases this is adequate for incontinence control.

If Cystitis is a cause as a bacterial infection then it must be treated with antibiotics.

Surgical options are reserved for severe and intractable cases.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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What causes urinary incontinence?

Hi, Urinary incontinence is common among women after 50 and usually is caused by urinary infections or weakened pelvic floor. This is also a common and often embarrassing problem. If overreactive or incontinent bladder affects your daily activities, don t hesitate to see your doctor. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort. It is treated with specific medications, pelvic floor muscles exercises, electric stimulation of behavioural treatment and in most cases this is adequate for incontinence control. If Cystitis is a cause as a bacterial infection then it must be treated with antibiotics. Surgical options are reserved for severe and intractable cases. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon