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Health Tip: Concerned About Urinary Incontinence?

(HealthDay News) -- Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the flow of urine. In addition to being a medical problem, it affects a person's behavior and overall well-being.

The Urology Care Foundation says possible causes of urinary incontinence include:

  • A vaginal or urinary tract infection.

  • Constipation

  • Side effect of certain medications.

  • A post-surgical reaction.

  • Pregnancy or delivery of a child.

  • An enlarged prostate.

  • A disorder affecting the muscles, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury or stroke.

  • Diabetes.

  • Overactive bladder.