There are many varying forms of incontinence—the term used to describe the inability to hold urine thus leaking it at inopportune times. Almost all incontinence conditions are caused either by a psychological, anatomical or pathologic factor affecting the bladder and the urinary tract. One such form of incontinence is called overflow incontinence. This particular type of condition includes frequent or constant leakage or dribbling of urine and my have urge or stress incontinence symptoms. The cause of overflow incontinence is typically due to an acontractile detrusor and in some cases can caused by a bladder outlet or urethral obstruction leading to the overflow. The condition is typically more common in women and can be triggered by a prolapsed organ (such as the pelvis or uterus) or by a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and other known diseases.

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