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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment depends, in part, on the problem. A doctor can discuss the available treatments. The best treatment needs careful analysis of the problem in each person. Newer treatments involve electrical stimulation of the muscles that close the bladder. Treatment often involves simple steps to regain bladder control. These steps include:

  • avoiding alcohol and drinks containing caffeine such as coffee and sodas
  • drinking lots of water to keep urine dilute
  • urinating frequently to keep the bladder as empty as possible
  • refraining from taking any medications that may irritate the bladder
  • What are the side effects of the treatments?

    The side effects of treatment depend on the type of incontinence that is diagnosed and the method used to treat it. It is important to check with a doctor before stopping any medication.

    How is the condition monitored?

    Follow up is important in any treatment to make sure progress is being made.

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    Author: Dr. Karen Wolfe, MBBS, MA
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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