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    How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

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    Skye Fitzpatrick

    Physiotherapist

    Experienced Physiotherapist with special interest in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery (at home following discharge). Treatments are focused on increasing strength, mobility and function. … View Profile

    Urinary Incontinence is a distressing condition where the patient experiences partial or total lack of control of urination (passing water).
    There are 2 types in Urinary Incontinence

    1. Stress Incontinence - where loss of control leading to wetness/ accidental urination is associated with coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, running, lifting etc.

    2. Urge Incontinence - where loss of control occurs when the urge to urinate is followed by urination without time to get to the toilet. In this case there isn't enough time to get out your key to open the front door, undress, reach the toilet before urination spontaneously occurs.

    There are different treatments for each of these 2 types of incontinence

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