Urinary incontinence usually starts gradually and
slowly becomes worse. As it gets worse, a woman may:
- Avoid going out in public because of embarrassment.
- Become less active.
- Have physical problems caused by frequent urine contact. These problems may include
irritation of the groin area and more frequent
urinary tract infections.
Treating the cause of incontinence often gets rid of
or controls these problems.
Some bladder problems are temporary. For example, you may have a urinary tract infection that causes incontinence, but the problem goes away after the infection is cured.
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