What Should We Know About Female Incontinence?

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Female incontinence is very common. In fact, it's reported that women's chances of having incontinence are twice as much as men. Women with incontinence are unable to control the bladder, thus accidentally passing urine. This condition prevents them from enjoying their life. What's worse, many women are too embarrassed to tell their doctors. It's very common: Studies reveal that 25-45% of women reported incontinence Possible causes of female incontinence:
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth (the process may cause muscle or nerve damage)
  • Lack of exercise (muscle becomes weak as a result)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Menopause
Physical exams a doctor may perform:
  • Basic exams
  • Neurological testing
  • Pelvic exam
  • Rectal exam
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