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My mom gets stress incontinence, so am I likely to get it later?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Good chance
The number one predictor of stress incontinence (sui) appears to be mom, grandma or sister with the condition.
Action you can take to decrease your chances: pelvic muscle exercise, maintain normal weight, and avoid chronic straining, as in constipation.

In brief: Good chance
The number one predictor of stress incontinence (sui) appears to be mom, grandma or sister with the condition.
Action you can take to decrease your chances: pelvic muscle exercise, maintain normal weight, and avoid chronic straining, as in constipation.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Stress urinary incontinence has been linked to family history.
It may also develop sooner for you if you have multiple pregnancies, large babies, etc. C-sections have not been proven to prevent urinary incontinence.

In brief: Yes
Stress urinary incontinence has been linked to family history.
It may also develop sooner for you if you have multiple pregnancies, large babies, etc. C-sections have not been proven to prevent urinary incontinence.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
There are many factors that go into developing.
Pregnancy, childbirth, straining, constipation, smoking, genetic strenghth of tissue, hard coughing, medical conditions. Just because your mom has it does not necessarily mean that you will definitely develop it.

In brief: Depends
There are many factors that go into developing.
Pregnancy, childbirth, straining, constipation, smoking, genetic strenghth of tissue, hard coughing, medical conditions. Just because your mom has it does not necessarily mean that you will definitely develop it.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Tucker Kueny
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Unlikley
The most common risk factors for stress incontinence (sui) are having vaginal deliveries, chronic coughing or straining, and being overweight.
Family history does not seem to be large risk factor unless your family a rare tissue disorder that makes your tissues weak. This is uncommon. The most important things that you can do are staying a normal weight, not smoking, and doing your kegels.

In brief: Unlikley
The most common risk factors for stress incontinence (sui) are having vaginal deliveries, chronic coughing or straining, and being overweight.
Family history does not seem to be large risk factor unless your family a rare tissue disorder that makes your tissues weak. This is uncommon. The most important things that you can do are staying a normal weight, not smoking, and doing your kegels.
Dr. Tucker Kueny
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