Men with enlarged prostates find that they ‘dribble’ this is another reason why they may have overflow incontinence.
Women who have had surgery (TVT, TOT and other corrective bladder surgery) who experience overflow incontinence should revisit their urologist as this could indicate that the surgery has not been 100% successful.
A constantly full bladder triggers frequent urination or a constant dribbling of urine, or both.
Did you know? Overflow incontinence is more prevalent in men however, women with fibroids or ovarian tumours, tend to show signs of overflow incontinence. Women who have vaginal prolapse may show signs of overflow as the prolapse causes the urethra to ‘kink’
What to watch out for early symptoms may include a hesitant or slow stream of urine during voluntary urination. Medication known to worsen overflow incontinence Anticholinergics and NSAIDs may worsen overflow incontinence.
Treatment Overflow incontinence, (a bladder which never completely empties) can be treated by inserting a catheter to empty the bladder. There are many types of catheters available, your doctor or physiotherapist will advise which one is suitable for you.