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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.

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Contact Details

To contact Ormiston Hospital:
Phone: (09) 250 1157
Fax: (09) 926 5809
E-mail: enquiries@ormistonhospital.co.nz

Street Address

Level 3
125 Ormiston Road
Flat Bush
Auckland 2016

Postal Address

PO Box 38921
Howick
Auckland 2145

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