Urge incontinence occurs when the need to urinate is so strong that you cannot reach the toilet in time, even when your bladder contains only a small amount of urine. This is also called overactive bladder or unstable bladder. Some women may have no warning before they leak urine. This condition does not cause major health problems, but it can be embarrassing and can affect a woman's self-esteem and confidence.
Treatment can cure or improve your symptoms.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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