Talking to Your Doctor About Urinary Incontinence
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it's essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with urinary incontinence. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Urinary Incontinence
About the Cause of Urinary Incontinence
About Your Risk of Developing Complications From Urinary Incontinence
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed December 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 1/15/2019
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