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What causes incontinence, is it lifestyle, or biological?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Childbirth can

In many women the problems develop from childbirth but do not appear till years after delivery of multiple or large babies.
To know if she has incontinence and what treatments are available, a woman should overcome shyness and tell her gyn provider. A referral to a urogynecologist might be needed also.

In brief: Childbirth can

In many women the problems develop from childbirth but do not appear till years after delivery of multiple or large babies.
To know if she has incontinence and what treatments are available, a woman should overcome shyness and tell her gyn provider. A referral to a urogynecologist might be needed also.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Start with your Primary Provider
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer.
Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Genetics effect support tissue (collagen).
Tobacco weakens collagen. Obesity and chronic straining(heavy lifting and constipation) put pressure and weaken, vaginal delivery can cause trauma to the tissue. Urge incontinence is effected by caffiene and possibly acidic beverages.

In brief: Yes

Genetics effect support tissue (collagen).
Tobacco weakens collagen. Obesity and chronic straining(heavy lifting and constipation) put pressure and weaken, vaginal delivery can cause trauma to the tissue. Urge incontinence is effected by caffiene and possibly acidic beverages.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine

In brief: Both

Both.

In brief: Both

Both.
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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