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Urinary Incontinence

The loss of bladder control is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.

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Listen to your bladder: 10 symptoms that demand attention

Is your bladder trying to tell you something important? From frequency to nighttime waking, your bladder's signals can reveal hidden issues. Pay attention to these 10 symptoms.

Marla Carlson PA By Marla Carlson August 29, 2023

Surgical options for urinary leakage in men

Urinary incontinence can occur in up to 10% of men who have had prostate cancer surgery. Learn about two outpatient surgical treatment options that can stop leaks and ease worry.

David Yang, M.D. By David Yang March 22, 2023

What can you do for an overactive bladder?

Having an overactive bladder may cause embarrassment or keep you from social activities. Learn about treatments to relieve symptoms and help you resume life without the worry of leaks.

Robyn Bernett PAC By Robyn Bernett February 17, 2023

Is urine incontinence normal for women?

Although urine incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, is a common symptom that affects 1 in 2 women, it's not normal. Learn about evaluation and treatment options.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife November 7, 2022
Gokhan Anil MD By Gokhan Anil November 7, 2022

Treatment options for men with urinary leakage

Urinary incontinence is a common condition. Learn why it can be particularly troublesome for men, and about treatment options to improve symptoms and bring comfort.

Adam R Miller MD By Adam R. Miller September 26, 2022

How do bladder Botox injections work?

Botox injections are not just for facial wrinkles. They also can be used for ongoing bladder continence issues. Find out how and if it hurts to get them.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston May 3, 2022

Physical therapy benefits children with bowel, bladder issues

Occasional day or nighttime leaks are common for children after potty training. For children with persistent bowel and bladder issues, physical therapy provides treatment options to help.

April 6, 2022

6 helpful tips for managing urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is common among men and women. Follow these tips to lessen the burden of managing your condition and improve symptoms.

Becky DeLuca CNP By Becky DeLuca February 23, 2022

Solve, don't settle: Treatment for urinary incontinence

You don't need to tolerate loss of bladder control. Learn about lifestyle changes and treatment options to improve urinary incontinence.

October 21, 2021

Nerve stimulation to treat urinary incontinence

You've heard of implantable devices to treat medical conditions, but did you know there is a device to help treat urinary incontinence? Get answers to common questions about this treatment option.

Gokhan Anil MD By Gokhan Anil June 16, 2021

What is urge incontinence, and how is it treated?

Urge incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Treatment options range from conservative to more invasive.

Susan Johnston, P.A.-C. By Susan Johnston August 23, 2019

Woman gets life back after unexpected hydrocephalus diagnosis

Dorothy Sorlie's decreased mobility was blamed on arthritis and a right foot which needed surgery. Determined to find the root cause, a CT scan was ordered, which showed something more serious.

January 30, 2019