Do you leak urine when you cough, laugh or sneeze? Do you have sudden urges to pee that are so intense you're afraid you won't get to the bathroom in time? Do you sometimes not get there on time? If any of this happens to you, you're probably experiencing urinary incontinence (UI) — along with millions of other American women.
UI becomes more common with age, but it doesn't have to be part of aging. Worrying about leaking urine can weaken your confidence and interfere with your daily activities, and you might feel embarrassed — but don't let that keep you from getting help. Some women have surgery to treat their UI. However, several nonsurgical options are also available, and they work well.
HealthyWomen has partnered with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to help women better understand incontinence. We want you to be able to recognize what kind of incontinence you may have, and learn what steps you can take to get the treatment you need — without surgery.
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Created with support from PCORI