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- Website: UpToDate - patient information
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Urinary incontinence or bladder leakage impacts millions of women but is not a normal part aging. There are different types of urine leakage; stress incontinence and urgency incontinence (i.e., overactive bladder) are the two most prevalent forms in women. Talk to your health care provider if you are experiencing urine leakage, as there are strategies such as weight management, pelvic floor exercises, and medications that can help. More information on diagnosis techniques and discussions to have with your health care provider in the resource.
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urine, urinate, leak, mixed incontinence, overflow incontinence, bladder diary, examination , Urodynamic testing
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Rated on: 4/14/2021 3:01:01 AM
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