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    Treatment Overview

    Urinary incontinence isn't an inevitable result of aging. Most women who have it can be helped or cured.

    The best treatment depends on the cause of your incontinence and your personal preferences. Treatments include:

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    Behavioral training, exercises and lifestyle changes, and medicines are usually tried first. If the problem does not get better, your doctor may try another treatment or do more tests.

    When there is more than one cause for incontinence, the most significant cause is treated first, followed by treatment for the secondary cause, if needed.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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