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Which urinary incontinence product is best for me?

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The best choice depends on your symptoms. If you have occasional leaking or dribble, a drip collector -- an absorbent padded sheath that goes around the penis -- might do the trick. For mild cases, an incontinence pad inserted into the underwear and held in place with an adhesive strip might work. If you have more severe incontinence, a larger guard or pair of absorbent underwear may be what you need. If you're confused about what type will work best for you, ask your doctor.

SOURCES:

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction with Products and Devices."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice-chair of the Department of Urology, University of Kansas.

Newman DK. , 2004. Urology Nursing

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, UC Davis Medical School, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurourology and chief of urology. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

UrologyHealth.org: "Managing Bladder Dysfunction with Products and Devices."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice-chair of the Department of Urology, University of Kansas.

Newman DK. , 2004. Urology Nursing

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, UC Davis Medical School, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurourology and chief of urology. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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