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, such as bladder training and timed urination. For more information, see Other Treatment. Lifestyle changes and pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises. For more information, see Home Treatment. Medicines. For more information, see Medications. Medical devices. For more information, see Other Treatment. Surgery. For more information, see Surgery.
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
January 14, 2014
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