Overflow incontinence is where a person’s bladder doesn’t empty fully causing overflow and it means that there is still some urine left in the bladder after going to the toilet, this will then lead to the bladder filling up quicker then normal as there is already fluid in it. Another symptom might be that you don’t get the warning of needing the toilet which causes a little bit of overflow to leak out.
-You may dribble a little after going to the toilet
-You may not get a warning that you need to go to the toilet
-You may constantly be dribbling pee and not be aware of it
-Unable to completely empty your bladder
There is a risk when having overflow incontinence that you may get a urinary tract infection (UTI) as when urine is left in the bladder it causes harmful bacteria to breed and cause and infection to start from the bladder which could spread throughout the body.
Unlike most other type of incontinence Overflow is mostly common in men instead of women. This is because an enlarged prostate. This will block the flow or urine out of the bladder and cause some to be left behind. Other causes:
-Blockages to the urine track which include, tumours, urinary stones, scar tissue or swelling from an infection
-Weak bladder muscles
-Injury to nerves connected to the bladder
-Diabetes, Alcoholism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and spina bifida can all cause nerve damage
-Some medications can cause minor nerve damage (antidepressants, anticonvulsants etc.)
Like any incontinence, Overflow can cause lots of obstructions when your trying to live your everyday life. Its important you consult your doctor to discuss the best treatment plan as they are able to identify the problem and help prescribe the best way to combat it. There are also incontinence products that will help you when dealing with overflow incontinence, Large pads and pull up pants will help during the day. During the night Bed pads will help if you suffer bed wetting.
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