Procedure Education

Condition Education

Overflow Incontinence

Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder doesn’t empty and overfills. It empties some on its own to prevent over distention. Think of it as the bladder is so full the urine “sloshes” out. The urine loss can occur without rhyme or reason and may occur in addition to stress or urge incontinence. This can be due to any condition that prevents the bladder from emptying such as a neurologic disease or an obstruction from prolapse. Treatments can include correction of the underlying cause, medications, intermittent bladder catheterization, physical therapy, or Interstim® nerve stimulator.