What are the different types and treatment options for urinary incontinence in neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Treatment of urinary incontinence varies by type, as follows:

  • Stress incontinence may be treated with surgical and some non-surgical approaches 

  • Urge incontinence may be treated with behavioral modification, pharmacotherapy, or third-line procedures 

  • Mixed incontinence may require medications as well as surgery

  • Overflow incontinence is generally treated by emptying the bladder with a catheter 

  • Other incontinence may be resolved by treating the underlying cause like urinary tract infection or constipation


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