Urinary Incontinence in Women

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This eight-page handout educates women about urinary incontinence, which is a loss of bladder control. It explains that the muscles and nerves that help to hold or release urine can get weak or have problems, and is a common problem for many women. It describes signs of urinary incontinence, and outlines possible causes as well as past health conditions about which a women should tell her doctor. It discusses types of incontinence, such as temporary, stress, urge, mixed, overflow, and overactive bladder. The document contains information about tests the doctor may recommend, including a pelvic exam, urine test, bladder tests, ultrasound, and cystoscopy. Options for care are identified, including Kegel exercises, medicines, surgery, and other treatments.

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Health Information Translations
Country of Origin:
United States
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Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
1/1/2012
Record Last Updated:
10/27/2017

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