Men: Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

There are different reasons you might have male urinary incontinence, ranging from surgical side effects to overactive bladder. Fortunately, several treatment options can help relieve it. Incontinence happens when your bladder’s sphincter muscle is not strong enough to hold back the urine. It can also occur when your bladder muscles contract too strongly or your bladder gets … Read More

Advertising Policy

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy

Incontinence? Sling Removes Your Fear of Sudden Sneeze

Women with stress incontinence can experience urine leakage because of any increase in intra-abdominal pressure, including a cough, laugh, or sneeze. If you have stress incontinence, one of the two most common types of incontinence, midurethral sling surgery can offer an effective option.

Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

If you are struggling with urinary incontinence or your existing incontinence is getting worse, take a look at the medications you are taking. They may contribute to the problem. There are four groups of medications doctors commonly recommend that can cause or increase incontinence. If you are taking any of these, you should let your … Read More

Advertising Policy

Incontinence? Botox Injections for Your Bladder

Most people think Botox® (onabotulinum toxinA) is a tool for plastic surgeons, and not urologists. But the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug about a year ago for women with overactive bladder symptoms when there is no apparent neurologic cause. Research shows the drug is 70 to 80 percent effective for people who have sudden … Read More