Urinary incontinence is not something that you have to live with and it is not something that is going to go away on its own. There are many options available to treat your bladder leakage and improve your quality of life.
Most physicians find it best to recommend the most conservative, non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment options for bladder leakage first—those offering proven benefits with few or no side effects. If these treatment options do not provide relief, they then move on to medications or surgical procedures that may have greater risks, side effects and recovery time.
The first step is to diagnose the specific type of incontinence. Your doctor will likely start with a complete history and physical exam.