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

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • 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 forms of incontinence may be resolved by treating the underlying cause (eg, urinary tract infection, constipation)

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