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Incontinence FAQs (cont.)

When should I seek medical attention?

Make an appointment to see your doctor if you

  • leak urine,

  • get up more than twice a night to urinate,

  • feel the urgent need to urinate often,

  • have difficulty starting the urine stream,

  • feel the bladder is still full after urinating,

  • or dribble urine after going to the bathroom.

See a doctor if you

  • have blood in your urine (pink or reddish urine)

  • or have pain or burning with urination.
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