Frequently Asked Questions About Urinary Incontinence

If your pelvic muscles have weakened as you age, urinary incontinence becomes real to you. Here are frequently asked questions about this often embarrassing condition:

  • How is urinary incontinence diagnosed? A urogynecologist or a urologist is the best person to diagnose this condition. They will ask questions such as how often you empty your bladder to check for signs of urinary incontinence.
  • How does incontinence relate to age? Elderly patients should be evaluated in essentially the same way that patients of any age should be evaluated.
  • How common is urinary incontinence? Millions of people experience some form of urinary incontinence at some point in their life. However, very few people talk to doctors regarding their symptoms because they are embarrassed about it.

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