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Can urinary incontinence be totally cured?
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Incontinence is a symptom. Finding a "cure" means idenfying the problem and correcting the problem. The problem could be a medication or dietary irritant causing urgency and incontinence associated with it.
Or the problem could be a nerve problem related to back surgery. So the cure is really based on what the problem is and identification of the problem is often times the challenging part.

In brief: Depends
Incontinence is a symptom. Finding a "cure" means idenfying the problem and correcting the problem. The problem could be a medication or dietary irritant causing urgency and incontinence associated with it.
Or the problem could be a nerve problem related to back surgery. So the cure is really based on what the problem is and identification of the problem is often times the challenging part.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Yes possible
It depends on the type of incontinence and severity of the problem, as well as many other factors, but for most patients, regardless of whether they have stress incontinence or urge incontinence, it can be cured.
The main exception is overflow incontinence, which is usually due to permanent damage to the bladder or nerves going to the bladder.

In brief: Yes possible
It depends on the type of incontinence and severity of the problem, as well as many other factors, but for most patients, regardless of whether they have stress incontinence or urge incontinence, it can be cured.
The main exception is overflow incontinence, which is usually due to permanent damage to the bladder or nerves going to the bladder.
Dr. Amit Patel
Dr. Amit Patel
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
In brief: Usually
Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra.
Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help.

In brief: Usually
Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra.
Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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