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Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

There are many ways to treat urinary incontinence. How it’s treated is based on the cause and symptoms you have. The goal is to minimize or stop the leakage. It's also done to prevent complications. In many cases, more than one treatment may be used.
Urinary incontinence is treated with:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments


Managing your condition. National Association for Continence website. Available at: https://www.nafc.org/management-overview. Accessed January 15, 2019.
Treatments for bladder control problems (urinary incontinence). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/bladder-control-problems/treatment. Updated June 2018. Accessed January 16, 2019.
Urinary incontinence. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/urinary-incontinence. Accessed January 15, 2019.
Urinary incontinence in men. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T900624/Urinary-incontinence-in-men. Updated December 4, 2018. Accessed January 15, 2019.
Urinary incontinence in women. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T900573/Urinary-incontinence-in-women. Updated November 14, 2018. Accessed January 15, 2019.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
  • Review Date: 12/2018
  • Update Date: 01/15/2019