Medical and Surgical Treatments of Female incontinence (leaking urine)
Many women leak small amounts of urine at times. This can occur with certain movements, during pregnancy, or during other stress, such as coughing. Some women lose urine when they hear the sound of running water or when their hands are in water. Others find that they feel the urge to urinate and are not able to control it. When leakage of urine becomes frequent or severe enough to become a problem, it is called urinary incontinence.
About Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence is more common in women than in men. Incontinence does not always mean that a woman leaks often. For an active woman or a woman who loses a large amount of urine each time, even one time a week or less may be too much.
Women sometimes do not tell their doctor about their symptoms of urinary incontinence. Instead, they rely on absorbent pads or changes in lifestyle to deal with this condition.
Some women have the false belief that urinary incontinence is a normal part of aging and that nothing can be done to correct it. Proper diagnosis and treatment may correct your problem and ease your symptoms.
Many women delay seeking medical care until their symptoms are so severe that they need surgery. There are many options for treatment. It depends on the cause of your problem. Treatments include behavioral changes, medications, special devices or surgery. Consult with a Physician to learn which treatment is best for you.