Many women leak urine from time to time. Leakage of urine can happen with certain movements, during pregnancy or during physical activities. Some women find they lose urine with the sound of running water or lose urine with the first sensation of the need to urinate.
The causes of incontinence also may be a urinary tract infection, pelvic support problems, abnormalities of the urinary tract, medications, neuromuscular problems or physical limitations. Your provider can diagnose which type of incontinence you have based on your medical history, physical examination and through specific tests.
Treatment may include behavioral modifications, medications, surgery or pessaries (a device inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs). Kegel exercises may be recommended to strengthen the pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra.
Additional information is available at the following link:
Female Urinary Incontinence
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