stress incontinence

noun

: involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder accompanying physical activity (such as laughing or coughing) which places increased pressure on the abdomen compare urge incontinence

Examples of stress incontinence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mixed incontinence: This is a combination of both urge and stress incontinence. Madeleine Burry, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 Over-the-counter medicines are not likely to help stress incontinence after prostate surgery. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 1 June 2023 This type is different from stress incontinence. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, 3 Oct. 2022 There are two main types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence, Suzette Sutherland, MD, director of female urology and associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, tells SELF. Erica Sweeney, SELF, 7 Nov. 2022 Sling surgery is the most common surgery for stress incontinence in women. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 22 Feb. 2022 Men with stress incontinence can also have sling surgery. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 22 Feb. 2022 There are, says Lauren Stewart, MD, assistant professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology and director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at NYU Langone, two types of incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2022 For stress incontinence, Stewart says the two most common procedures are urethral bulking injections and the surgical placement of a mid-urethral sling. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stress incontinence was in 1929

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“Stress incontinence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stress%20incontinence. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

stress incontinence

noun
: involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder accompanying physical activity (as in laughing, coughing, sneezing, or physical exercise) which places increased pressure on the abdomen
stress incontinence, is the loss of a little urine with a cough or a sneeze; as the condition progresses, any movement that increases pressure in the abdomen—such as bending over—may cause leakage.Women's Health
compare urge incontinence

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