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  1. Urinary Incontinence in Women - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Stress incontinence: Should I have surgery? ...

  2. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if: You have urinary incontinence that begins suddenly (acute incontinence).

  3. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Cause

    There are different types and causes of urinary incontinence in women.

  4. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - What Happens

    Urinary incontinence that often appears suddenly and usually clears up when the underlying cause is treated is called temporary incontinence.

  5. Mechanical Devices for Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Mechanical devices may be used to manage different types of urinary incontinence.Stress incontinencePessary: This rubber device is inserted into the upper vagina where it touches the cervix. The pessary presses on the urethra through the vaginal wall and holds up the bladder neck and uterus, if present. It may also pinch the urethra closed to help retain urine in the bladder. It is usually not ...

  6. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Treatment Overview

    There are several possible treatments for urinary incontinence. The best treatment depends on the cause of your incontinence and your personal preferences.

  7. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Symptoms

    The main symptom of urinary incontinence is a problem controlling urination. The circumstances and type of problem affecting urination vary with the cause.

  8. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Prevention

    There are ways to reduce your chances of developing urinary incontinence.

  9. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Home Treatment

    If you experience long-term (chronic) urinary incontinence, you can take some steps immediately that may eliminate or reduce the problem.

  10. Urinary Incontinence Women's Guide - Medications

    Urinary incontinence may be treated with medications. However in many cases, treatment with behavioral methods (for urge incontinence) and Kegel exercises (for stress incontinence) are tried before medications.

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