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Ormiston Hospital Gynaecology

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Urinary Incontinence

A person with urinary incontinence is unable to control the release of urine from their bladder. This may be an occasional leakage or a complete inability to hold on to their urine. Women experience incontinence more often than men, and this may result from muscle damage during pregnancy and childbirth or the changes associated with menopause.
 
The most common type of urinary incontinence in women is stress incontinence. This is when urine leaks out when movements, such as coughing, laughing or sneezing put pressure on the bladder.
 
The treatment of urinary incontinence will depend on the cause of the problem, but may include exercises, medication or surgery.

This page was last updated at 11:30AM on August 27, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Urinary Incontinence.