What do you know about: Urinary Incontinence


Urinary incontinence is a loss of control over urination. Here are a few treatment options:

  • Kegel exercises can strengthen the muscles that surround the openings of the urethra, vagina, and rectum.
  • Bladder retraining teaches you to hold your urine for longer periods of time.
  • Several medications treat incontinence.
  • A pessary is a firm rubber ring that can help incontinence caused by a sagging uterus or a bulge or bend in the urethra.
  • Surgery may be used when non­invasive treatments fail.
  • Though they do not treat the problem, pads or adult diapers can offer security.


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