Overflow urinary incontinence due to bladder stones
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Overflow urinary incontinence is rare in women. We report a case of overflow incontinence due to bladder stones in a 40-year-old widow (para 2) who presented with a 5-month history of involuntary loss of urine aggravated by postural change, and associated with recurrent painful ineffectual urge to urinate. Her intravenous urogram revealed multiple bladder stones, for which she underwent cystolithotomy. However, following catheter removal on the fifth postoperative day, she developed urge incontinence due to urinary tract infection. She responded well to the choice of antibiotics dictated by the sensitivity result of her postoperative urinary culture, and she was discharged home on the ninth postoperative day. This case highlights the uncommon occurrence of bladder stones as a cause of urinary incontinence, as well as the potential value of intravenous urography in incontinence evaluation.