Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options | MedStar Health
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Involuntary leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence and is a common problem. Leakage can range from small spurts to larger amounts. The condition can be embarrassing, but with proper diagnosis it can be treated.

Bladder Incontinence

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The term urinary incontinence refers to a weakness or inability to control the flow of urine from the body.

Treatment options

  • Medical management

  • Lifestyle changes, including:

    • Weight loss

    • Drinking less fluids and limiting intake of caffeine

    • Stop smoking

  • Behavior modification and non-surgical therapies, including:

Most patients can experience improvement without surgery, but it may be necessary for more extreme cases.Advances in technology have resulted in successful outpatient surgical treatments that require minimal incisions and result in less pain and quicker recoveries.

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