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The treatment and management of urinary incontinence may involve simple exercises, medicines, lifestyle changes, or surgery. The goal of treatment is to stop the leakage, or at least to minimize it and the complications resulting from it.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Surgery
Other treatments

References:

Incontinence. American Urological Association Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=143 . Updated January 2011. Accessed September 6, 2011.

What is incontinence? National Association for Continence website. Available at: http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/ . Accessed September 6, 2011.



Last reviewed December 2013 by Adrienne Carmack, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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