Classification of urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can have various causes.Furthermore, urinary symptoms also vary.

Urinary incontinence is classified differently, relying on different criteria.The most common today is the following classification.

Stress incontinence

(stress incontinence, urine withhold)

In this case, incontinence associated with the weakness of the pelvic floor muscles.Uncontrolled urination occurs when lifting weights and other physical activities, as well as by sneezing and coughing.

Often urinary incontinence is seen in women.In men, it occurs in some cases after the surgery to remove prostate cancer (prostate).

Urge urinary incontinence (urge incontinence, imperative urinary)

At the same violation of the urogenital system functions people feel a strong urge to urinate, which is accompanied by the release of a small amount of urine, sometimes at the same time the bladder is emptied completely.

Mixed incontinence

Combined form in which uncontrolled urination occurs during physical activity, co

ughing or sneezing, and the person feels a strong urge to urinate.

enuresis (night uncontrolled urination)

manifestation of this type of incontinence occurs during the patient's sleep.

Permanent incontinence

incontinence, in which urine is happening constantly and uncontrollably.

neurogenic incontinence

occurs as a result of abnormalities in the nervous system.The patient does not feel the tension of the bladder and the bladder empties completely automatically.

Incontinence Overflow incontinence

This occurs when the overflow of the bladder, when under the influence of some factors of bladder muscles lose their ability to contract.At the same time the urine accumulates more than he can take the bladder and then begins to leak urine.

Urination unnatural way

Urination occurring only at external interference (with the help of a catheter, the stoma).

Uncertain incontinence

manifested in other circumstances than those mentioned above.They can affect people with mental illness who have no organic changes in the urogenital system.

Other types of incontinence

Urination during intercourse, heavy laughter, etc.

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