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Signs of Incontinence – Emotional and Sensory Cues

There are several signs and symptoms of urinary and fecal incontinence. Among the most common signs are:

Emotional Signs

  • Anger
  • Decline in Social Activity
  • Desire for Attention

Sensory Signs

  • Odor of urine or feces in the room
  • Soiling of undergarments or bed linens
  • Irritation of perineal area
  • Accidents while engaged in physical activity, sneezing, laughing

Learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of incontinence is the first step to dealing with it. TENA can help with education, tips and products, whether you're a new caregiver or have lots of experience working with incontinence.

Learn about the Types of Incontinence

Learn about the Causes of Incontinence

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