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Overflow incontinence is the involuntary release of
urine—due to a weak bladder muscle or to blockage—when the bladder becomes
overly full, even though the person feels no urge to urinate.
Symptoms of overflow incontinence include:
Overflow incontinence in both men and women can be caused by:
Women can be treated for overflow incontinence with:
Medicines are rarely used to treat overflow incontinence in women.
Men can be treated for overflow incontinence with:
September 11, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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