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Incontinence FAQs (cont.)

What will my doctor do?

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms, health history, and personal habits.

Your doctor will do a physical exam, possibly including a vaginal and pelvic exam in women and a genital and rectal exam in men.

Your doctor will ask for a urine sample to test for infection and other abnormalities. Your doctor may also take a blood sample to rule out other medical conditions.

Your doctor may ask you to keep a urination or voiding diary.

Your doctor may refer you to a specialist such as a urologist for further management of your situation.

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