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Overflow incontinence

The symptoms of overflow incontinence are the sudden release
of urine 
and an inability to empty the bladder completely. 

You're only able to pee a small amount, and the flow may be weak and slow. Instead, you experience dripping after peeing or frequently throughout the day. 

Overflow incontinence is usually caused by a blockage or obstruction in the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries the urine from bladder and out of your body. Often, an enlarged prostate gland or a narrow urethra can be the cause of the problem, but the blockage can also happen due to bladder stones, constipation, and urethral stricture. When the urethra cannot lead the urine from the bladder and out of your body, the residual urine builds up in the bladder and will eventually leak.  

Overflow incontinence may also be caused by weak bladder muscles. If the bladder muscles are not able to fully contract, the bladder may not empty completely when you are urinating and consequently, leakages and dripping will happen. Weakened bladder muscles are usually caused by certain medicines or damage to your nerves due to surgery on part of your bowel or spinal cord. Overflow incontinence is quite rare in men, whereas urge incontinence is much more common. 

Because overflow incontinence is so unpredictable, you may want to find products that can help you feel secure throughout the day. Sometimes you may not even feel that your bladder is full and then accidents can happen easily. Pads for men, incontinence underwear, adult diapers or disposable briefs/underwear are commonly used to absorb urine leakages, and you’ll have to figure out what works best for you. Being a new product type within incontinence products, Contend is specially designed for the male anatomy. It can help provide safety and comfort for you on a daily basis, while still being discrete and easy to use.  

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Is Contend™ right for me?

Contend™ is designed for mild to moderate urinary leakage. Contend™ can absorb up to 125 ml of urine, which is the equivalent to half a cup. If you experience dripping or smaller leakages daily and are currently using pads, Contend™ could be a new product for you to try. Contend™ can be used every day or on special occasions where you want to feel extra secure. It’s entirely up to you.