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QOD 44: Stress Incontinence (GI/GU/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A patient with stress incontinence is undergoing treatment through rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles. Which statement by the patient suggests that he is responding to the treatment?

Answer:

C.  “I have not leaked urine the last several times I have coughed.”

Rationale: 

Stress incontinence describes a condition in which a patient leaks urine when there is increased pressure within the bladder, such as with coughing or sneezing. Treatment involves pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation and medications. The patient may find success when he is able to cough or laugh and not leak urine.

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