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  1. Tips for Coping Day to Day With Urinary Incontinence

    Like it or not, urinary incontinence is a fact of life for many people. It can happen as we get older, and for women during pregnancy or after birth, even as the result of a persistent cough. What can you do to take control? For answers, WebMD went to the American Urological Association and Craig Co

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  2. The Emotional Toll of Female Incontinence

    The family dinner was going well -- until a condition known as female incontinence got in the way.  The middle-aged woman has urge incontinence, sometimes called overactive bladder (OAB). As the name suggests, when the urge to go to the bathroom comes on, it often can't be controlled.  She leaked ur

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  3. Sex, Exercise, and Stress Incontinence

    Stress incontinence has an annoying way of showing up at the most inopportune times. You're jogging along, feeling great -- and then you realize your running shorts are damp with urine. Later that night, during a romantic rendezvous with your partner, a trickle of urine appears again, definitely spo

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  4. The Truth About Urine

    Urine isn't something most people talk about. We barely give it more than a passing glance as it swirls out of sight down the toilet bowl. Yet changes in the urine -- its color, odor, and consistency -- can provide important clues about the status of your body. Your urine can reveal what you've been

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  5. Do Diaphragms Cause Urinary Tract Infections?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the most common beliefs about medicine. In our September 2011 issue, we asked Jane Miller, MD, an associate professor of urology at Washington University's School of Medi

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  6. Urinary Incontinence: How to Talk to Your Doctor

    A year after the birth of her second child, Kathleen (who asked that her last name not be published) developed stress incontinence -- a type of urinary incontinence that can make you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or take part in physical activities. “I was only in my 30s,” Kathleen says.

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  7. How to Handle Embarrassing Body Problems

    It's your body ... you think it would cooperate during the times you need it the most. But be it in public, socially, or on the job -- as anyone who's ever had an embarrassing personal moment can tell you -- sometimes your body just has a mind of its own. From expelling gas, a case of the hiccups, a

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  8. 11 Ways to Manage OAB at Work

    Eloine Plaut has had problems with an overactive bladder for years. Now 59, she's fought back the urge to urinate while lecturing marketing classes at a university, flying back and forth on business trips between Chicago and New Mexico, and presenting at bank business meetings. "I've never had an ac

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  9. The Scariest Article You'll Ever Read About Your Ladyparts

    By Jen Matlack We open up about four hush-hush conditions -- from peeing your pants to ridiculously heavy periods -- that millions of women are suffering from in silence. Maybe even you.   This is tough to admit, but here goes: I'm 39, and I pee myself on a regular basis. No kidding; it's true. Sinc

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  10. When You’re a Guest With Incontinence

    They may be family -- but having an incontinence accident while staying in another person's home can be awkward and embarrassing. How do you explain the wet sheets? How can you dispose of used incontinence pads? Is incontinence keeping you from visiting friends and family? "One of my patients was af

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