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Anatomical incontinence is the involuntary release of urine caused by structural problems of the
urinary tract that affect the urine flow. This type of incontinence may be present
from birth (congenital).
The main symptom is an almost continual
release of urine.
The incontinence is caused by structural problems in the
urinary tract that allow urine to leak past the muscle (sphincter) that keeps urine in the
bladder. These problems include:
Treatment aims to correct the
structural problem that is causing the release of urine.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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