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A 31-year-old member asked:

incontinence at 22, what to do?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends.: Urinary incontinence can occur at any age. It becomes more common the older you get. Their are many different causes of incontinence and it can usually be treated if it is a problem for you. The treatment would depend on the underlying cause of your leakage. Your gyn is usually a good place to start.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Can incontinence come & go? Some weeks I have no problems.

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Any chronic problem can have good days and bad days.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes incontinence, is it lifestyle, or biological?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Both: Both.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are some newer treatments that we can look to for help with incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Luckily - a few: Botox just received fda approval for treatment of neurogenic overactive bladder. It is used off label for oab of other causes. Posterior tibial nerve stimulation (electircal stim at the ankle) treats oab. For stress incontinence, radiofrequency treatment and single incision slings hold promise. Research is ongoing for other therapies that are less invasive but not ready for prime time.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I have a problem not making it to the bathroom without drizzling so to speak. Is this incontinence, or what do you think it might be?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Most likely: What you are describing, an unwanted loss of urine, does sound like incontinence. A big question, though, is what is causing it. This could be anything from a bladder infection to a weak controller muscle, to another nerve or bladder problem. I would see your health care provider to get this one checked out.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How does incontinence relate to age?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Positively: Positively.

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