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Is urge incontinence going to give me health problems?

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No not really

It isn't something that is going to kill you. It is a quality of life issue. Leaking can lead to poor self-esteem & self-limiting of social interactions. There is a risk of local skin irritation & breakdown from wetness but it isn't a significant health risk in most otherwise healthy people. Urge incontinence can be treated and is not a normal part of aging.

In brief: No not really

It isn't something that is going to kill you. It is a quality of life issue. Leaking can lead to poor self-esteem & self-limiting of social interactions. There is a risk of local skin irritation & breakdown from wetness but it isn't a significant health risk in most otherwise healthy people. Urge incontinence can be treated and is not a normal part of aging.
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