Health A-Z: Urinary Incontinence

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Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence - Health A-Z

Treatment choices for urinary incontinence range from lifestyle changes to surgery. Your treatment will depend on the underlying problems causing the incontinence. But keep in mind that no treatment works perfectly, and you may have to try more than… Read More

Managing Urinary Incontinence - Health A-Z

Many people must cope with urinary incontinence — at least for a while before treatment, and sometimes afterward as well, if treatment does not completely correct the symptoms. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, even temporarily, it's important to… Read More
Fecal Incontinence: Description & Anatomy

Fecal Incontinence: Description & Anatomy - Health A-Z

Fecal incontinence is the unintended passage of stool. Both men and women may experience such leakage, but it is more common in women, particularly those who have given birth. For both men and women, the incidence of fecal incontinence… Read More

Evaluating Fecal Incontinence - Health A-Z

Talking to your doctor about fecal incontinence can be embarrassing. Keep in mind that, to your physician, fecal incontinence is not a personal problem, but a medical symptom like any other — one that needs to be investigated thoroughly… Read More

Tests You May Get for Fecal Incontinence - Health A-Z

After your physical, you may be scheduled for additional tests. Laboratory tests If the doctor suspects an infection is causing diarrhea, he or she may take a stool sample and have it cultured… Read More

Surgical Treatments for Fecal Incontinence - Health A-Z

  If you do require surgery, the exact approach will depend on the cause of your symptoms and your response to previous treatments. Some of these approaches have been around for years — although the techniques… Read More
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