If you're a woman prone to leaks when you exert yourself, wear a tampon, which provides bladder support. You can use up to 2 tampons per day, 6 hours each (stick to these limits to avoid toxic shock syndrome). It can give you peace of mind during a busy day.
"If there's a particularly busy day with a lot of stair-climbing or a company-sponsored hike, this is a good on-demand treatment," Comiter says.
If you have an important meeting, an incontinence pad may be a good back-up plan.
"They do protect from embarrassing social situations of leakage," Comiter says. "But a wet pad is a risk for UTIs, so pads must be changed regularly."
Some people worry that co-workers will smell urine, but incontinence pads often have built-in odor protection.
"Urine-soaked clothes present an odor, but pads come deodorized," Comiter says.
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"They relieve the sensation of urgency, and they work reasonably well," Wein says.