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Causes include:

  • prostatic enlargement - bladder neck obstruction can occur in absence of signs of prostatism
  • partial retention can be caused by rectal loading with faeces or bladder relaxing drugs
  • mild bladder distension from obstruction may worsen detrusor instability and cause urge incontinence
  • transurethral resection of prostate may weaken the bladder base, resulting in incontinence if there is severe detrusor instability
  • diuretics can often be an iatrogenic cause of urinary incontinence in people who can't make it to the toilet very quickly
  • dementia may result in the inability to get to the toilet or the inability to recognise that the bladder needs voiding.

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