Urinary Incontinence in Women
Urinary incontinence usually starts gradually and slowly becomes worse. As it gets worse, a woman may:
- Avoid going out in public because of embarrassment.
- Become less active.
- Have physical problems caused by frequent urine contact. These problems may include irritation of the groin area and more frequent Reference urinary tract infections Opens New Window.
Treating the cause of incontinence often gets rid of or controls these problems.
Some bladder problems are temporary. For example, you may have a urinary tract infection that causes incontinence, but the problem goes away after the infection is cured.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology