12 doctors weighed in:
What do you recommend for stress incontinence?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Kegels
Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence.
If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem.

In brief: Kegels
Strengthening the pelvic floor, with kegel exercises or pelvic floor rehab is the first step in dealing with stress incontinence.
If this does not offer the result you are looking for, surgery is likely the next step. Mid-urethral slings are extremely successful in solving this problem.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Kegels
Kegel exercises work for about 70% of women with stress urinary incontinence.
It takes 60 to 80 kegels each day for about 6 or 8 weeks to see improvement. If that does not work, then see your gynecologist or urologist for evaluation and management.

In brief: Kegels
Kegel exercises work for about 70% of women with stress urinary incontinence.
It takes 60 to 80 kegels each day for about 6 or 8 weeks to see improvement. If that does not work, then see your gynecologist or urologist for evaluation and management.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze.
It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. In meantime can try a tampon to put pressure on urethra. Change tampon frequent (at least after 4 hrs) because of risk of infection.

In brief: Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze.
It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently there are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. In meantime can try a tampon to put pressure on urethra. Change tampon frequent (at least after 4 hrs) because of risk of infection.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: Here are some...
- realize and accept: life is a process of contant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, uncertainty of .
.. - modify lifestyle with moderating fluid intake, voiding timely to avoid overfilling bladder, constantly ; correctly conduct pelvic floor muscle exercise, wearing pad for vigorous physical exercise soon after emptying bladder, avoiding foods/drinks which may irritate bladder; - surgery.

In brief: Here are some...
- realize and accept: life is a process of contant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, uncertainty of .
.. - modify lifestyle with moderating fluid intake, voiding timely to avoid overfilling bladder, constantly ; correctly conduct pelvic floor muscle exercise, wearing pad for vigorous physical exercise soon after emptying bladder, avoiding foods/drinks which may irritate bladder; - surgery.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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