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Bladder Control Problems (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Bladder Control Problems (Incontinence)

If you have a problem with urine leakage or have to get up more than twice in the night to urinate, make an appointment with your health-care provider. The problem may be caused by a medical condition that can be treated. You owe it to yourself to find out. Most likely you do not have to resign yourself to living with incontinence for the rest of your life.

If you have kept records of urination ("urination diary"), take a copy with you to the appointment. Be prepared to provide a complete list of your medications, including nonprescription drugs, herbs, and supplements.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2015
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