What is incontinence?

Incontinence is a condition where a person is unable to control their urine or bowel movements.

In general terms, incontinence is the inability to restrain discharges or evacuations. In regards to medicine, this is typically referring to natural discharges such as urine from the bladder or feces from the intestines. It can be caused by many different factors and should be discussed with your doctor if you are suffering from this condition.

Dr. Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine or stool.

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