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Incontinence, urinary

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Introduction
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It is a very common problem and is thought to affect millions of people worldwide.
Symptoms of urinary incontinence
Having urinary incontinence means you pass urine unintentionally because of a loss of bladder control. When and how this happens varies depending on the type of urinary incontinence you have.
Causes of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence occurs when the normal process of storing and passing urine is disrupted.
Diagnosing urinary incontinence
If you experience urinary incontinence, see your GP so they can determine the type of condition you have.
Non-surgical treatments for urinary incontinence
The treatment you receive for urinary incontinence will depend on the type of incontinence you have and the severity of your symptoms.
Surgical treatments for urinary incontinence
If other treatments for urinary incontinence are unsuccessful, surgery or other procedures may be recommended.
Preventing urinary incontinence
It is not always possible to prevent urinary incontinence, but a healthy lifestyle can reduce the chances of the condition developing.
'Women should not feel embarrassed'
Kate first had symptoms of stress incontinence after having a hysterectomy. She suffered in silence for eight years before she sought help.
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