Understanding the types of incontinence and patient behavior and characteristics that may influence a patient’s ability to maintain bowel and bladder control may help you with the treatment.
Involuntary loss of urine that occurs during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise. Causes: Weakening of muscle in pelvic floor.
Leakage of small amounts of urine from a bladder that is always full. Occurs due to excessive urine in the bladder. Causes: Obstructed airflow, damage to Central Nervous System, prostate problems, back injuries.
Combination of stress and urge incontinence. Not only does the patient leak when they cough, laugh, or sneeze, but they also have the constant urge to urinate.
Causes of transient incontinence are: Drugs (such as diuretics or antidepressants), urinary tract infection, acute confusion or delirium, restricted mobility, and severe constipation.
Involves a strong, sudden need to urinate followed by a bladder contraction, resulting in involuntary loss of urine. Causes: Illness, or damage to Central Nervous System.
No voluntary control emptying the bladder and may not feel the urge to urinate. Causes: Damage to nerves, spinal cord or brain.