How Do I Find Out If I Have Urinary Incontinence?

The first step is to see your GP. Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and take a medical history. Your doctor may ask you the following; how often you empty your bladder, how and when you leak urine and how much urine you leak.

Your doctor will examine you to look for signs of health problems that can cause incontinence. Your doctor will also do a test to figure out how well your bladder works and how much it can hold. Your doctor may ask you to write down when you empty your bladder and how much urine you produce for a day or a week.

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How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

There are lots of different investigations that may be done. A lot of the time it may just be a general history so when you present to either your GP or health care professional it’s really important that you're honest about the symptoms because that will help in the diagnosis. They will generally ask you about your medical history, they may do a physical examination and then will have to refer you on for further investigations.

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