Overflow incontinence occurs where there is an inability to completely empty the bladder leading to a later uncontrollable overflow. This can lead to frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Certain medications can also contribute to or cause overflow incontinence.
Some possible causes of overflow incontinence include blockages of the urethra, enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia), tumors, scar tissue, constipation, nerve damage and more. It can also be caused by certain medications.
If you or a loved one is suffering from accidents due to overflow incontinence, it is time to see a physician. Tests can determine the type and severity of your incontinence, and a treatment plan will be created for you.