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What role does family history play in bladder control problems?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Family history may be a factor in whether you have bladder control problems. According to a study in the British Medical Journal, women are more likely to develop urinary incontinence if their mothers or older sisters are incontinent. These women were also at greater risk of stress incontinence and mixed incontinence.

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