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When should I call my doctor if I have urinary incontinence?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you only experience minor urinary incontinence on rare occasions—such as when you laughed really hard—you probably don't need to see your doctor. However, if you experience incontinence on a regular basis or it is affecting your life, you should talk to your doctor. Even if you think your incontinence is minor, it can have a significant impact on your quality of life. In addition, urinary incontinence is often a symptom of an underlining issue, so talking to your doctor may catch another condition early.

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