Urinary incontinence: involuntary loss of urine
Stress incontinence: associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exertion
Important to screen for symptoms because only 45% of women who reported at least twice weekly urine leakage on a U.S. survey sought care for their symptoms (2)
Age: Stress incontinence...
Treat correctable causes (e.g., UTI).
Encourage weight loss in obese patients.
Aggressively correct constipation.
Treat mixed for primary symptom type (5)[C].
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R32 Unspecified urinary incontinence
N39.3 Stress incontinence (female) (male)
N39.41 Urge incontinence
N39.46 Mixed incontinence
N39.45 Continuous leakage
N39.42 Incontinence without sensory aw...
Rule out infection (UTI or STI) and hematuria.
Aggressively treat constipation.
Try lifestyle changes first for all types of urinary incontinence.
If lifestyle changes do not work for str...
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