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A 45-year-old member asked:

is there a pill i can take for stress urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe: There are a number of medications on the market for overactive bladder and urge incontinence. There is no fda approved medication currently for stress urinary incontinence (sui). There are several medications that can be used with variable success. Typically the best treatments for sui are procedure based.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

I suffer from urinary infections. How much cranberry juice should I drink?

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Dr. Paula Castaño
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No magic amount: There's no agreement on an ideal quantity. In general, increasing fluid intake is a good idea. Try to stick to unsweetened juices to minimize unwanted calories.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does pregnancy leave a lasting problem with urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Sometimes: Pregnancy and vaginal delivery does increase a woman's risk for developing urinary incontinence later on. However, while this is a common problem, it shouldn't be considered 'normal' and if the problem is troublesome or interfering with daily life, there are a number of therapies available to treat this.
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
The options for treatment have expanded greatly in the last 10 years.
Dec 29, 2011
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
If kegel exercises don't improve your leakage then find the courage to overcome any embarrasment and ask your doctor for help.
Jan 9, 2012
A 21-year-old member asked:

What percentage of incontinence is male and which is female?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Both genders can get: Women have a greater risk of developing urinary incontinence due to childbirth. Men can develop it also, eg, after prostate surgery. In many people the problems of urine leakage develop in the later years. To know if they have incontinence and what treatments are available, patients or loved ones should overcome shyness and tell the primary care provider or urologist. Help is available.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Am I correct in saying that my first line of action to prevent incontinence is not to cut back on fluids, but specifically fluids with caffeine?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Both: Lifestyle interventions encompass weight loss, caffeine reduction, fluid management, reduction of physical exertion (e.g., work and exercise), smoking cessation, and resolution of chronic constipation. [52] [53] [54] [56] [57].
A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (ca-uti)?

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Dr. Barry Browne
General Surgery 35 years experience
By being unlucky: Foley catheters are commonly used to drain the bladder when patients are unable to void on their own. If the catheters are put in improperly or left in too long, a bladder infection may occur. They are usually treated by removal of the catheter and treatment with antibiotics.

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