stress incontinence


Definition of stress incontinence

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Lisa Wolanin is an experienced and specially trained pelvic floor therapist who will present a talk on stress incontinence and how a comprehensive therapy program can treat these disorders. Shirley Macfarland,, "Strongsville students rock out for art at SouthPark Mall: Strong Points," 30 Mar. 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Stress incontinence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of stress incontinence

: 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, Summer 1998 — compare urge incontinence

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