Do you know that urinary incontinence is a common issue among people of all ages? It can be caused by a variety of things. So, there’s no reason to stay silent if you’re having symptoms, such as trouble urinating, not being able to get to the bathroom quick enough, or leaking urine. Your doctor may have solutions.

How do you bring up the topic?

Easy. Just tell your doctor your symptoms. Your doctor may ask some questions, too.

If you’re not comfortable talking about it, keep a daily journal of your symptoms, and write down the questions you want to ask. Then give the journal or a list of your questions to your doctor at your appointment. This way, your doctor can read about what’s going on.

When you share your concerns about your symptoms, only then will your doctor be able to figure out why you’re having the issue and offer treatment.