Reflex Incontinence

What is Reflex Incontinence?

Reflex incontinence, also called reflex urinary incontinence, occurs when bladder muscles involuntarily contract without warning or urge, causing urine leakage. Reflex incontinence is caused by the same type of bladder spasm as urge incontinence, but usually results in more leakage.

A person suffering from reflex incontinence has involuntary bladder contractions without feeling any urge to urinate. Reflex urinary incontinence can occur in both men and women and is usually the result of a problem with the central nervous system.

What causes Reflex Incontinence?

Reflex incontinence is commonly caused by a neurological impairment. Common causes of reflex incontinence include:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Treatment Using Radiation
  • Surgical damage
  • Stroke

Treatment Options for Reflex Incontinence

The first step of treatment for reflex incontinence is determining the severity of the incontinence and what may trigger it. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options may include behavioral training, medication, medical devices, or even surgery. Read more about common treatment options for urinary incontinence.

Reflex Incontinence around Nashville, TN

If you or a loved one is suffering from accidents due to reflex incontinence, it is time to see a physician. Tests can determine the type and severity of your incontinence, and a personalized treatment plan will be created for you.

If you live in middle Tennessee, the experienced physicians at the Incontinence Institute can help. Take our free self-assessment or call our discreet Medical Concierge today to learn more about how we can help treat reflex incontinence.

To learn more, contact our team or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1.888.741.6403.

About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.

Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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Incontinence Institute 2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 100 Franklin, Tennessee 37067