Overflow Incontinence – Signs, Causes and Diagnosis
Posted Jul 20 2009 10:19pm
Incontinence is more common in women than in men, but there is a type of incontinence that is prevalent in older men and very rare in women. With this condition patients never feel the urge to urinate, the bladder never empties and small amounts of urine leak continuously, this condition is called Overflow incontinence.
The reason it is more common is men as it is often related to enlarged prostate, which is situated just underneath the bladder. The urine outflow tube passes through the middle of the prostate, and any enlargement of this gland presses on the urethra (urine tube). This makes it difficult for the bladder to empty and fill up completely, and a pool of urine constantly remains in the bladder.
In this article we look into symptoms, causes and diagnosis of overflow incontinenc e in a simple and easy way to give you a better understanding of this type incontinence.
Symptoms or Signs:
Bladder never feels empty Frequent night time urinate Inability to void, even when the urge is felt Urine dribbles, even after voiding