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in·con·ti·nent

(in-kon'ti-nent),
Denoting incontinence.
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incontinent

(ĭn-kŏn′tə-nənt)
adj.
1. Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions.
2. Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste.

in·con′ti·nent·ly adv.
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in·con·ti·nent

(in-kon'ti-nĕnt)
Denoting incontinence.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about incontinent

Q. Can you treat urinary incontinence by only making exercise of circular muscles? I heard the exercise help but dont know if it is enough by itself.

A. This technique you have mentioned is called "bio-feedback" and it helps many people with urinary incontinence, by raising your awareness to muscles in your body you don't usually pay attention to, thus making you able to control them better. I do not think this is an only way to treat incontinence, however with the addition of the proper medications you can find this very helpful.

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Urinary incontinence in women: its prevalence and its management in a health promotion clinic.
Prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence in Italy.