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Urinary Incontinence

Treatment Options

Today, there are more urinary incontinence treatment options than ever before. The choice of urinary incontinence treatment depends on:
 
  • The type of bladder control problem you have
  • How serious it is
  • What best fits your lifestyle.
     
Different urinary incontinence treatment options may include:
 
  • Bladder or habit training
  • Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or cutting out certain foods
  • Devices, such as a pessary (a ring placed in the vagina to support the urethra), or urine seals
  • Medications
  • Surgery.
     
As a general rule, the simplest and safest urinary incontinence treatments should be tried first.
 
(To read more about specific treatment options, click Female Incontinence Treatment or Treatment for Urinary Incontinence.)
 

Final Thoughts

Many people with bladder control problems hide the problem from everyone, even their doctor. There is no need to do that. In most cases, urinary incontinence can be treated and controlled, if not cured. If you are having urinary incontinence, don't suffer in silence. Talk to your doctor
 
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