Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Urge Incontinence in Men
Urge incontinence is a need to urinate that is so strong that you
cannot reach the toilet in time. It can occur even when the bladder contains
only a small amount of urine.
Urge incontinence can be caused by bladder
contractions that are too strong to be stopped by the bladder outlet valve
(sphincter). This results in a near-emptying of the bladder.
Medicines and behavioral strategies, such as eliminating
caffeinated and carbonated drinks, are used to treat urge incontinence.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital