Urinary Incontinence in Women (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if:
Don't be embarrassed to discuss urinary incontinence with your doctor. Urinary incontinence is not an inevitable result of aging. Most women with incontinence can be helped or cured.
If you have urinary incontinence that develops slowly, you may be able to control the problem yourself. For more information, see Home Treatment. If home treatment is not effective, or if incontinence interferes with your lifestyle, ask your doctor about other treatments.
Who to See
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat urinary incontinence include:
If you need surgery, it is important to find a surgeon who is experienced in the types of surgical procedures used to treat incontinence.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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