Urinary incontinence (UI) is a pathologic condition of an acute or chronic nature that refers to the involuntary loss of urine leading to medical, financial, social, or hygienic prob...
Duration and characteristics of incontinence
Precipitants, severity, timing, and associated symptoms
Use of pads, briefs, diapers
Alteration in bowel habits
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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...
Think “outside” the lower urinary tract: Comorbid medical illness and impairments are independently associated with UI; treat contributing comorbidities and rule out secondary causes.
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