What to Ask: Urinary Incontinence
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Urinary incontinence is involuntary loss of urine that can lead to hygiene problems as well as considerable social embarrassment. Incontinence has a negative effect on quality of life, emotional well-being, social function, and general health.
The following are questions you can ask your healthcare professional concerning urinary incontinence.
- How may my present medical condition cause me to become incontinent?
- What are the different types of urinary incontinence?
- What type of specialist doctor should I see for this problem?
- Could my incontinence be treated without medication?
- Could my prescription medicines cause or add to incontinence?
- Could my over-the counter medicines cause or add to incontinence?
- Could the herbal or other alternative preparations I take cause or add to incontinence?
- How effective are medications for incontinence treatment?
- What might I be doing to make my incontinence worse?
- I cut back on the fluids that I drink to try and reduce my incontinence. Was that the right thing to do?
- Is my incontinence problem treatable with surgery?
- Does Medicare cover the cost of surgical procedures to correct incontinence?
- Can you explain pelvic muscle exercises?