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Is incontinence a problem seen mostly in the elderly?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

We hear about it a lot in older patients because it can really affect their life.
However, we see incontinence in all ages especially in women. The great news is it can usually be cared for once the reason for the leakage is identified. Look at www.Nafc.Org (national assoc for continence) for more information.

In brief: No

We hear about it a lot in older patients because it can really affect their life.
However, we see incontinence in all ages especially in women. The great news is it can usually be cared for once the reason for the leakage is identified. Look at www.Nafc.Org (national assoc for continence) for more information.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely not

Incontinence is increasingly common as we age, however many younger folks have urinary incontinence.
The peak age for treatment worldwide is age 58. Most people have incontinence for 5-7 years before they seek treatment (it is not necessary to wait that long). People of all ages can have incontinence for a variety of reasons.

In brief: Definitely not

Incontinence is increasingly common as we age, however many younger folks have urinary incontinence.
The peak age for treatment worldwide is age 58. Most people have incontinence for 5-7 years before they seek treatment (it is not necessary to wait that long). People of all ages can have incontinence for a variety of reasons.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can affect all ages

Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available.
The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms.

In brief: Can affect all ages

Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available.
The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms.
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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