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Is urinary incontinence serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Urinary incontinence itself is not usually serious, but it is usually a symptom of another underlying condition, which can be serious. Normally, the cause may be a less serious issue, such as a urinary tract infection or prostate problems. In rare cases, it can be a symptom of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, or neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.

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