What to Ask Your Gynecologist about Urinary Incontinence


Urinary incontinence can be extremely frustrating to deal with. While it may not pose any significant medical risks, living with urinary incontinence everyday can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. You may be dealing with urinary incontinence if you are experiencing unwanted urine leakage from your bladder. This can range anywhere from a few drops leaking while coughing to fully emptying your bladder uncontrollably when you least expect it.

Since proper treatment of urinary incontinence involves treating the underlying causes of your symptoms, it’s crucial to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. That’s why it’s so important to be as thorough and specific as possible during your initial urinary incontinence appointment. With this in mind, we’ve prepared a list of some of the most important questions for a patient to ask their board-certified gynecologist to help ensure they receive the best treatment possible. 

Make a note to ask the following questions during your appointment:

  • Which type of urinary incontinence do I have?
  • How can my condition be treated? 
  • Will treating my urinary incontinence require surgery?
  • Will urinary incontinence prevent me from having a normal sex life?
  • Are there lifestyle changes I can make to help improve my condition?
  • Which foods should I avoid to help control my urinary incontinence?
  • Are there certain physical activities that may cause issues with urine control?
  • Is it possible to train my bladder to help reduce urinary incontinence symptoms?
  • Are there exercises I can perform to assist with my urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence may not be a serious health risk, but that doesn’t mean you should be forced to live with it. During your appointment at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett, we will discuss your symptoms in detail and run tests including a pelvic exam to determine if you have urinary incontinence. Once you are diagnosed, our providers will work with you to create an effective treatment plan that works for you. For more information or to request an appointment, please contact Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett today.


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